Use of the Biomass ECO Cup
Since 2008, NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS has been using paper—a renewable resource—in tall cup-shaped containers, including CUP NOODLES containers (the ECO cup). Since December 2019, the company has started using the Biomass ECO Cup which have even less environmental impact. By using plant-derived biomass plastics to replace a portion of the petroleum-derived plastics used in the existing ECO Cups, the Biomass ECO Cups achieve a biomass level of 81%. The amount of petroleum-derived plastics used in each cup has been almost halved compared to the ECO Cups. In addition, CO2 emissions in the life cycle are reduced by approximately 16%. All containers used in the CUP NOODLEs brand are expected to be switched to the Biomass ECO Cups in fiscal 2022.
Avoiding Use of Plastic Trays
NISSIN FROZEN FOODS does not use plastic trays in nearly any of its proprietary-brand noodle products.
NISSIN CHILLED FOODS has stopped using plastic trays for the NISSIN NO FUTOMEN YAKISOBA, FUGETSU YAKISOBA, and NISSIN SONO MANMA NOODLES series. As a result, the amount of plastic trays used by NISSIN CHILLED FOODS each year can be expected to be reduced by approximately 20%.
In addition, NISSIN CHILLED FOODS started the OISHII ECO NOODLES project, which offers environmentally friendly products to customers, in September 2020. The project incorporates three efforts: extending best-before dates, use of eco packaging, and eco-friendly preparation, and applicable products have the OISHII ECO NOODLES logo on their packaging.
Easy to Cook Products
NISSIN CHILLED FOODS sells products that reduce the amount of heat or water used during preparation including fresh ramen noodles that do not need to be boiled drained, and chilled Chinese-style noodles and udon noodles products that can be eaten simply by pouring sauce or broth over the noodles. In addition, the instructions for preparation are largely printed on the package of the NISSIN SONO MANMA NOODLES series to promote its easy preparation method. As of May 2021, the company sells five items.
Sale of Long Shelf-Life Products
NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS sells long shelf-life products. Placing an oxygen absorber in a can to remove oxygen and then suppressing moisture enables a shelf life of three years. Since the products have a long shelf life, they are suitable for use as emergency supplies. As of June 2021, the company sells two limited-quantity products.
Extending Best-Before Dates
The extension of best-before dates is being undertaken to reduce food loss.
|Applicable products and extension periods|
|2014||NISSIN FOOD PRODUCTS and MYOJO FOODS||
|NISSIN CHILLED FOODS||
|2020||Nissin Foods (Thailand)||
|2021||NISSIN CHILLED FOODS||
- *In addition, the company also sells products that use environmentally-friendly palm oil and paper.