Reduce Waste and Food Loss
Initiatives to Reduce Waste
Sapporo Breweries/POKKA SAPPORO Food & Beverage
Sapporo Breweries and POKKA SAPPORO actively work to recycle and reduce byproducts and waste created by product manufacturing. Efforts are currently being made to continue and suppress the generated amount of waste. Additionally, beer factories have been using thermal energy by installing anaerobic waste water treatment systems and incorporating biogas emissions from water purification treatment for use as boiler fuel.
Byproducts and waste created through the beer manufacturing process and its reuse
Initiatives applying the life cycle assessment
Sapporo Breweries implements 3R activities for beer servers.
As a company that handles food, Sapporo Lion makes efforts to reduce cooking residue such as kitchen refuse. In some restaurants, kitchen refuse is consigned to external contractors to be recycled into electricity or heat. Furthermore, the Ginza Lion KITTE Hakata branch has been certified with the recycling business plan authorization system (Food Recycle Loop).
SAPPORO REAL ESTATE
Food waste recycling
Instead of incinerating the food waste generated by the food and beverage tenants of Yebisu Garden Place, we outsource the recycling of this waste to a company that has introduced a technology that uses microorganisms (methane bacteria) to break down the food waste and generate and collect biogas, mainly methane gas. The recovered biogas can be used to generate electricity and heat using a gas engine, and can also be used to produce city gas using a city gas refining facility. Since electricity, heat, and city gas are generated through recycling, the demand in urban areas is stable, and we are able to create sustainable energy and reduce CO2 emissions without worrying about demand in the future. We will continue to promote the 3Rs and strive to create an environmentally friendly city.