Asahi, Panasonic develop beer mug

Jiji Press TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Asahi Breweries Ltd. said Tuesday it has developed a beer mug made from plant-derived materials jointly with Panasonic Corp., aiming to reduce waste from plastic mugs.

Asahi, a unit of Asahi Group Holdings Ltd., expects the mug to be used at outdoor events. It will go on sale on a trial basis on Aug. 9 for between ¥250 and ¥300.

The mug is made from resin composite materials containing 55 percent or more of pulp components developed by Panasonic. It can be disposed of as combustible garbage.Speech

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