Sustainabilty

Environmentally-friendly products and sustainable manufacturing methods

  • YKK NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers1:52

    YKK NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers

    An environmental crisis is occurring in our oceans. Each year millions of metric tons of plastic enter the ocean where it harms marine life. NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ helps address the problem by offeri

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  • YKK NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zippers - short version0:34

    YKK NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zippers - short version

    NATULON® product lines are designed for customers who want to increase the recycled content of their products. They are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using materials recycling techn

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  • YKK NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zippers1:43

    YKK NATULON® Mechanically Recycled Zippers

    NATULON® product lines are designed for customers who want to increase the recycled content of their products. They are made from recycled materials such as PET bottles using materials recycling techn

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  • YKK Addresses the Ocean Plastic Problem with NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ Zipper Collection

    YKK Addresses the Ocean Plastic Problem with NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ Zipper Collection

    Working to address the problem of marine plastic, YKK announces its new NATULON® Ocean Sourced™ collection of zippers made from ocean bound plastic.

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  • YKK Environmental vision 2050 - Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity8:03

    YKK Environmental vision 2050 - Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity

    YKK Corporation has announced its new YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050, “Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity,” in response to the great need for environmental actions on a global scal

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  • YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

    YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

    YKK, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, announces that it will begin production of NATULON® in Macon,...

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  • Stacy Larios introduces YKK’s NATULON® product line at the Outdoor Retailer show1:18

    Stacy Larios introduces YKK’s NATULON® product line at the Outdoor Retailer show

    Increase the #recycled content of your #garments with YKK’s NATULON® product line. Stacy Larios, account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., Global Marketing Group, shares insight about the products we’re

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  • YKK Announces Environmental Vision 2050

    YKK Announces Environmental Vision 2050

    We are proud to announce the new YKK Group Environmental Vision 2050, “Towards a brighter future for nature and humanity,” in response to the great need for environmental actions on a global...

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  • YKK's Sustainability Initiatives overview1:02

    YKK's Sustainability Initiatives overview

    For more details on YKK’s environmental and social activities around the world, please visit http://www.ykk.com/english/corporate/csr/index.html or download the Social and Environmental Report at http

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  • YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

    YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

    YKK  announces the launch of GreenRise™, a new plant-derived zipper. The launch of this product signals YKK’s commitment to the development of environmentally friendly products aimed at...

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  • YKK Tackles Plastic Waste with Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

    YKK Tackles Plastic Waste with Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

    YKK is tackling the plastic waste issue with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years. This is just one of the...

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  • #Ecoinnovation at YKK1:12

    #Ecoinnovation at YKK

    Brian La Plante, sr. account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Global Marketing Group discusses how YKK employs innovative and sustainable practices to develop high quality products that are good for our

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  • Sustainability initiatives at YKK1:13

    Sustainability initiatives at YKK

    Brian La Plante, sr. account executive at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Global Marketing Group discusses YKK's sustainability efforts.

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  • Natulon leaflet

    Natulon leaflet

    NATULON® is an eco-friendly zipper that is recycled from PET bottles and other post-consumer materials using the latest technology! NATULON® is both chemically and material recycled.

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  • YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

    YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

    Like YKK’s other manufacturing companies in the North and Central America region, YKK Mexicana, YKK’s zipper manufacturer in Mexico, and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico, YKK’s snap and...

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  • YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

    YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

    By implementing the 3R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, YKK Colombia encourages its employees to recycle waste.

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  • YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK El Salvador helps to educate its local community by involving students and teachers from a local school in its annual tree planting day.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. joins the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC)

    We are pleased to announce that YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Sustainable Apparel Coalition is an industry-wide group working to reduce the...

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  • YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

    YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

    The three R's, reduce, reuse and recycle, play a major role in YKK Canada's sustainable manufacturing practices as the company conserves natural resources, landfill space and energy.

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  • YKK AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

    YKK AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

    YKK AP America's manufacturing center is located on 204 acres of land in Dublin, Georgia, and it maintains 120 acres of the land as a natural habitat.

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