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Nissin to introduce plant-derived plastics to instant noodle cups

World's 2nd largest player aims to raise use of nonpetrochemical material to 97%

In three years, the cups that hold Nissin instant noodles will be friendlier to the environment.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Nissin Foods Holdings will introduce a plant-derived plastic to the material of its instant noodle cups.

Aiming to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, the company plans to introduce the new material to the mainstay Cup Noodle line of products by the end of March 2022, thus raising the ratio of nonpetrochemical materials in its packaging to 97%.

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