Sony to sell recycled plastic for electrical goods to the wider market at same price as virgin


From October, Sony Corporation plans to sell its flame-retardant recycled plastic to manufacturers of consumer electrical goods both in Japan and abroad.

Its Sustainable Orientated Recycled Plastic (SORPLAS) product is a flame-retardant recycled plastic comprising polycarbonate plastic recycled from materials such as optical discs from discarded DVDs and optical sheets used in LCD televisions.

These materials use Sony’s own unique sulphur-based flame retardant to achieve a highly durable, heat-resistant plastic that uses 99 per cent recycling materials.

Sony first starting using SORPLAS in its Bravia LCD televisions in 2011 and now uses it in a variety of its own products.

But now, with the objective of contributing to society by promoting the reuse of resources and reducing environmental impact, Sony will offer the product to the market including its competitors.

Sony has said that it will offer SORPLAS to the market at approximately the same price as conventional flame-retardant polycarbonate plastic.