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Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

August 31, 2016

Newsletter

 

Making Olympic Gold Medals from 'Urban Mine' Sources

We reported in the June 2016 JFS Newsletter that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Pa...
 
Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

August 14, 2016

Newsletter

 

Auto Sales Industry Cooperates to Tackle Social Responsibility: Examples from Yamagata, Japan

Cars are a necessity of life for people who live outside of major cities. At t...
 
Initiative by Kuradashi.jp Cuts Food Waste in Japan and Saves Money

July 7, 2016

Newsletter

 

Initiative by Kuradashi.jp Cuts Food Waste in Japan and Saves Money

An estimated 6.42 million tons of food loss and waste is generated annually in...
 
Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

February 24, 2016

Renewable Energy

 

Sewage Sludge to Provide Electricity for 5,000 Households and Hydrogen to Power Vehicles

Saitama Prefecture, Japan, will launch a biomass power generation project util...
 
Global Environment Forum KANSAI Releases its English Web Portal

February 6, 2016

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Global Environment Forum KANSAI Releases its English Web Portal

The Global Environment Forum KANSAI released its English web portal for Kansai'...
 
DeLorean Runs on Garbage at event in Japan

December 18, 2015

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DeLorean Runs on Garbage at event in Japan

JEPLAN, INC., a Japanese company developing recycling technologies and systems,...
 
New Dining Style: Salvage Party Refashions Leftovers into Delicious Dishes

March 31, 2015

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New Dining Style: Salvage Party Refashions Leftovers into Delicious Dishes

Salvage Parties or "Salpa" have been attracting attention in Japan. At a Salpa...
 
Current Status of Plastic Bag Reduction Efforts in Japan

January 1, 2015

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Current Status of Plastic Bag Reduction Efforts in Japan

Under the Revised Containers and Packaging Recycling Law, which came into forc...
 
Waste Management from a Broader Perspective - Lessons Learned from Japan's Experiences

July 31, 2014

Newsletter

 

Waste Management from a Broader Perspective - Lessons Learned from Japan's Experiences

Recently I had an opportunity to address to waste managers at governmental lev...
 

July 15, 2014

Newsletter

 

"Udon made from udon," and "Boiling udon using udon-derived fuel," --The Udon Marugoto Junkan (Total Udon Cycle) Project

Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku Island is very famous for udon noodles. Annual co...
 
Japanese Poultry Company Enters Biomass Power Business, Plans to Generate Over 6 Megawatts

June 23, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Poultry Company Enters Biomass Power Business, Plans to Generate Over 6 Megawatts

Jumonji Chicken Company, a Japanese poultry producer in Iwate Prefecture, in no...
 
Students in Okayama Win 'Supporting Next Generation Award' for Efforts to Tackle Seabed Waste

June 7, 2014

Education

 

Students in Okayama Win 'Supporting Next Generation Award' for Efforts to Tackle Seabed Waste

Students belonging to the Geography and History Club of Sanyo Joshi (girls) Jun...
 
Survey Shows City of Chiba Leads Japan in Recycling Rate: Report on Household Garbage Disposal

May 25, 2014

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Survey Shows City of Chiba Leads Japan in Recycling Rate: Report on Household Garbage Disposal

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on December 26, 2013, survey resu...
 
'Foodloss Challenge Project' Launched

April 18, 2014

Food

 

'Foodloss Challenge Project' Launched

The Foodloss Challenge Project, an organization established in Japan in Decembe...
 
Tokyo's Adachi Ward to Recycle Bulky Wood Waste, First in Japan

April 15, 2014

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Tokyo's Adachi Ward to Recycle Bulky Wood Waste, First in Japan

Adachi Ward in Tokyo announced on January 30, 2014, that it will begin recyclin...
 
WWF Japan Unveils App for Friends to Share Their Restaurant Leftovers

April 13, 2014

Food

 

WWF Japan Unveils App for Friends to Share Their Restaurant Leftovers

WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) Japan, an international conservation NGO, rece...
 
The Foodloss Challenge Project, a Co-created Project on Food Loss and Waste

March 18, 2014

Newsletter

 

The Foodloss Challenge Project, a Co-created Project on Food Loss and Waste

"Roughly one-third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted gl...
 
Japanese Machinery Manufacturer Develops Biogas Generation System Powered Largely by Waste Udon Noodles

March 16, 2014

Corporate

 

Japanese Machinery Manufacturer Develops Biogas Generation System Powered Largely by Waste Udon Noodles

Chiyoda Manufacturing Co., a Japanese construction machinery maker in Kagawa Pr...
 
Corporate Competition for Mt. Fuji Clean-up Activities

February 24, 2014

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Corporate Competition for Mt. Fuji Clean-up Activities

On October 19, 2013, "Corporate Competition! MOTTAINAI Mt. Fuji Clean-up Compet...
 
Toyama Establishes Eco-Store System to Promote Eco-Friendly Actions

February 9, 2014

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Toyama Establishes Eco-Store System to Promote Eco-Friendly Actions

Toyama Prefecture, located in Japan's northern Hokuriku region, established and ...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Starts Pilot Collection of Waste Plastics from Retail Stores for Recycling

January 9, 2014

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Japan's Environment Ministry Starts Pilot Collection of Waste Plastics from Retail Stores for Recycling

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) in Japan announced on October 17, 2013, t...
 
Minamata Convention on Mercury Signed by Japan and 91 Other Countries

January 7, 2014

Water

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury Signed by Japan and 91 Other Countries

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on October 10, 2013, at a d...
 
Retail Chain Stops Providing Free Plastic Shopping Bags at All Stores

December 23, 2013

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Retail Chain Stops Providing Free Plastic Shopping Bags at All Stores

Aeon Co., a major Japanese retailer, announced on September 11, 2013, that as of...
 
Toshiba Tec's New Reuse System Cuts Office Paper Use Up to 80%

November 19, 2013

Newsletter

 

Toshiba Tec's New Reuse System Cuts Office Paper Use Up to 80%

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 105) http://www.tos...
 
First Book Made from Recycled Japanese Banknotes Published

October 8, 2013

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First Book Made from Recycled Japanese Banknotes Published

Japan's first book made from recycled paper money (Bank of Japan notes) was p...
 
Kyushu University Students Promote Cosmetics Recycling

October 7, 2013

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Kyushu University Students Promote Cosmetics Recycling

A workshop on recycling unused cosmetics was held in Kitakyushu City, Fukuok...
 
Fuji Xerox China Issues First Sustainability Report Covering Activities throughout the Entire Value Chain

September 29, 2013

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Fuji Xerox China Issues First Sustainability Report Covering Activities throughout the Entire Value Chain

Fuji Xerox (China) Limited, a subsidiary of Fuji Xerox Co., issued its firs...
 
Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

August 30, 2013

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Aleph Inc. Offered Biodiesel Fuel Made from Used Cooking Oil at Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo

Aleph Inc., a Japanese company managing 300 restaurants led by the hamburger...
 
LIXIL, Kamikatsu Verify Success of New Local Wastewater Treatment System

August 14, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

LIXIL, Kamikatsu Verify Success of New Local Wastewater Treatment System

LIXIL Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer comprehensive living and housing ...
 
Japan's First Full-Scale Rare Earth Recycling Launched by Fukuoka Prefecture and Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration

July 26, 2013

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Japan's First Full-Scale Rare Earth Recycling Launched by Fukuoka Prefecture and Industry-Government-Academia Collaboration

Fukuoka Prefecture in western Japan announced on March 29, 2013, that they h...
 
Girls' High School Wins 2013 Japan Stockholm Junior Water Prize

July 1, 2013

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Girls' High School Wins 2013 Japan Stockholm Junior Water Prize

The Japan Water Prize Committee announced on April 5, 2013, the winners of t...
 
University Students Recycle Abandoned Bikes into Rental Bikes

June 23, 2013

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University Students Recycle Abandoned Bikes into Rental Bikes

The Chari Saga Saisei, a voluntary student organization formed in September ...
 
Japanese NGO Calls for National Polity to Reduce Single Use Shopping Bags

May 22, 2013

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Japanese NGO Calls for National Polity to Reduce Single Use Shopping Bags

While some chain stores and local governments in Japan are actively trying to re...
 
New METI/MOE Policy Promotes Recycling of Small Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste

May 20, 2013

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New METI/MOE Policy Promotes Recycling of Small Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the En...
 
 Japanese High School Students Work on Seabed Waste Issue

April 9, 2013

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Japanese High School Students Work on Seabed Waste Issue

Various reports on environmental protection were presented at a meeting ent...
 
Used Disposable Adult Diapers Being Recycled to Treat Soil, Grow Cotton

March 20, 2013

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Used Disposable Adult Diapers Being Recycled to Treat Soil, Grow Cotton

An event called Cotton Harvest Festival 2012 was held on October 27, 2012, in a ...
 
Japanese University Students' NPO for Less Packaging Wins Prime Minister's Prize

March 15, 2013

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Japanese University Students' NPO for Less Packaging Wins Prime Minister's Prize

The 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Council announced on October ...
 
Japanese NPO Registered in Guinness Records for Plastic Bottle Top Collection

February 27, 2013

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Japanese NPO Registered in Guinness Records for Plastic Bottle Top Collection

Takamatsu Yonjyunananenkai, a non-profit organization in Takamatsu City, Kagawa ...
 
Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil Powering Fleet of Delivery Vehicles

January 29, 2013

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Biodiesel Made from Used Cooking Oil Powering Fleet of Delivery Vehicles

Biomass Japan Inc., a seller of biodiesel fuel (BDF) production equipment, annou...
 
Supermarket Chains in Japan Hold Contest to Curb Plastic Shopping Bag Use

January 24, 2013

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Supermarket Chains in Japan Hold Contest to Curb Plastic Shopping Bag Use

Ten major supermarket chains in Japan's Kochi Prefecture staged a "shopping ...
 
Recycling Circle Linked through Recycled Trays

January 21, 2013

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Recycling Circle Linked through Recycled Trays

Since November 2004, Shinjo City in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan has been operatin...
 
Fujitsu Reuses Own Products in the Manufacture of PCs

December 24, 2012

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Fujitsu Reuses Own Products in the Manufacture of PCs

Electronics giant Fujitsu Ltd. announced on August 17, 2012, that it had begun t...
 
Survey Shows Increasing Awareness of 3Rs and Biodiversity

November 15, 2012

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Survey Shows Increasing Awareness of 3Rs and Biodiversity

According to the Japanese government's "Public Opinion Survey on the Environment...
 
Teijin, Asahi Kasei, Kyoto City Start Recycling School Gym Uniforms

November 11, 2012

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Teijin, Asahi Kasei, Kyoto City Start Recycling School Gym Uniforms

Teijin Fibers Ltd. (now Teijin Frontier Co.), a leading manufacturer of poly...
 
Kyoto City to Exchange

October 28, 2012

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Kyoto City to Exchange "My Bottle" and Used Clothing for Eco-money

Kyoto City is implementing a project to introduce a local currency called "Kyoto...
 
Fertilizer from Kitchen Waste Helps to Grow Mineral-Rich Vegetables

October 12, 2012

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Fertilizer from Kitchen Waste Helps to Grow Mineral-Rich Vegetables

Nippon Food Recycling Network, a Japanese nonprofit organization (NPO) found...
 
Public-Private-Academic Group to Produce Carbonate Monomer from CO2 Recovered from Municipal Waste

September 22, 2012

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Public-Private-Academic Group to Produce Carbonate Monomer from CO2 Recovered from Municipal Waste

The city of Iizuka in Japan's Fukuoka Prefecture announced on May 18, 2012, that...
 
Book Exchange Promotes Community between Students and Residents

September 9, 2012

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Book Exchange Promotes Community between Students and Residents

A book exchange event held at Sanyo Girls' Junior and High Schools in Okayama Ci...
 
Seven & i Retailer Introduces First Full-Circle Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling System in Stores

September 5, 2012

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Seven & i Retailer Introduces First Full-Circle Bottle-to-Bottle Recycling System in Stores

Seven & i Holdings Co., a major Japanese retail group, announced on April 16, 20...
 
Japanese Institute Develops Continuous S Type Rotifer Culture System with No Environmental Stress

September 1, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Institute Develops Continuous S Type Rotifer Culture System with No Environmental Stress

Japan's Fisheries Research Agency (FRA), an incorporated administrative agen...
 
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