Dow signs Carbon Project Agreement with Asia’s largest retailer

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through food packaging solutions

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Dow to sign Carbon Project Agreement with Aeon to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through food packaging solutions. Photo - Dow

Marking the first carbon mitigation project in Japan under Dow’s official carbon partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Dow and Aeon – the largest retailer in Asia – signed a Carbon Project Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and food loss by utilizing Dow technologies in food packaging solutions and practices. The Dow-Aeon Carbon Project Agreement is one of several projects executed by Dow and the IOC around the world as part of the carbon partnership program. The international community aims to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels as part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With a reliance on imported crops, Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate is at a 25-year low. In contrast, 6.43 million tons of food in Japan are wasted per year due to food products that are unsold, unconsumed, or past the expiration date. Role of packaging in reducing food loss “Plastic packaging can play a critical role in reducing food loss, ensuring consumer safety and meeting environmental goals of lowering carbon…

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