We explore the materials of materials.

Convenience stores have started charging for plastic bags,
while coffee shops have abandoned plastic straws for paper ones.
The world is transitioning away from plastic amid growing
consciousness of waste and other environmental problems.

But plastic offers so much convenience and user-friendliness that
it is now an integral part of our daily life.
Used in every single industry, plastic cannot be eliminated entirely.
Simply renouncing plastic use will inevitably reach a limit at some point.
We need a new way of thinking to ensure we are ready for that day.

We explore the materials of materials.
Under the banner of Green Theory 2030, the Mitsui Chemicals Group
will push ahead with reforming plastic rather than renouncing plastic.
We have launched BePLAYER™ and RePLAYER™ initiatives
to realize our goals of carbon neutrality and a circular economy.
These initiatives are aimed at achieving social progress by involving
everyone as a player.

Under BePLAYER™, we will help the transition to bio-based society
to solve the problem of climate change.
For example, we will use bio-based hydrocarbons generated from used cooking oil to produce plastic materials.
This enables us to create bio-based versions of materials once seen as too difficult to produce from biomass, and will help to substantially reduce GHG emissions across society.

Under RePLAYER™, we will rethink the way we handle plastic waste
and other waste products and reuse them as resources.
By developing new materials, recycling systems and value chains, we will create a robust circular economy loop that encompasses a broader part of society.

Our approach of exploring the materials of materials is an important challenge for us,
one that is focused on the huge goals of achieving carbon neutrality and a circular economy.

BePLAYER™ may have a higher price than ordinary plastic. But our ambitions are just as high.
RePLAYER™ will have to overcome great hurdles to achieve widespread use across society.
But the contribution we make to the future will be just as great.
Working with our business partners and consumers, we will steadily reshape the world, one step at a time, starting with the materials of materials.

Mitsui Chemicals Group

We’re reshaping the world from a material level.


Future for carbon neutrality wirh bio-based hydrocarbons

CONCEPT 01 Reforming plastics rather than renouncing plastics.
Bio-based hydrocarbons as a step toward the future.

We explore the materials of materials. This is the direction that Mitsui Chemicals is headed. As a material manufacturer, we have been supporting affluent and comfortable lifestyles for more than 100 years through the innovation and creation of materials. Based on this philosophy, we will continue to face the challenges facing society and the earth, and continue to support a rich and comfortable lifestyle in harmony with the environment.

CONCEPT 02 The road to carbon neutrality

Global climate change caused by global warming and resulting disasters are occurring frequently on a global scale. It has been scientifically proven that these are the effects of greenhouse gases such as CO2, and that global warming is an anthropogenic effect. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., a material supplier that forms the basis of manufacturing industries, is also working to achieve neutral CO2 emissions from its economic activities and to achieve carbon neutrality in society through its supply chain.

CONCEPT 03 Developing bio-based lifestyle with Mitsui Chemicals

The rich material society of today is a result of utilizing and acquiring the resources of the earth. On the other hand, an excessive material society places a burden on the environment and society, causing various problems. Biomass is the starting point for solving environmental and social issues while maintaining an affluent lifestyle. Mitsui Chemicals is taking on the challenge of turning raw materials into bio-based.



What is the future we are aiming for?