With over 20 million bottle caps being collected globally on beaches over three decades, the urgency to address this issue has never been greater. J-CEP's "PET Bottle Cap Collection and Recycling Project," launched in October 2022, leverages Circularise's cutting-edge traceability solutions to transform waste into valuable consumer products.
The trials resulted in the creation of two digital product passports (DPPs) designed to trace plastic bottle caps collected in Kobe City, Japan. These caps were sorted into polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) types, and then successfully recycled into high-quality consumer goods, marking a significant step forward in sustainability efforts.
The project's success is not just in its environmental impact but also in its demonstration of Circularise's supply chain traceability software with six Japanese companies. Circularise’s patented ‘Smart Questioning’ technology allowed them to test the secure sharing of material compositions without exposing sensitive data, offering a glimpse into the future of privacy-conscious, sustainable supply chains.