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Power Generation Using Chicken Manure Incineration Heat to Start in Miyazaki

April 16, 2004

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Power Generation Using Chicken Manure Incineration Heat to Start in Miyazaki

Miyazaki Biomass Recycle Co. in Kawaminami Town, Miyazaki Prefecture, in souther...
 
31,500 Used Personal Computers Collected from Homes Oct.-Dec. 2003

April 7, 2004

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31,500 Used Personal Computers Collected from Homes Oct.-Dec. 2003

Starting on October 1, 2003, Japan's computer manufacturers started to collect a...
 
Central Environment Council Submits Report on Ocean Dumping

April 6, 2004

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Central Environment Council Submits Report on Ocean Dumping

The Central Environment Council, an advisory body to the Japanese Minister of th...
 
MOE Adopts Five Eco-Community Projects Towards Building a Sound Material-Cycle Society

April 4, 2004

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MOE Adopts Five Eco-Community Projects Towards Building a Sound Material-Cycle Society

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) held an open competition soliciting pr...
 
Nissan and Seven Other Japanese Auto Manufacturers Join Forces for Shredder Residue Recycling

March 30, 2004

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Nissan and Seven Other Japanese Auto Manufacturers Join Forces for Shredder Residue Recycling

On 9 January 2004, eight Japanese auto makers revealed their agreement to form a...
 
Biomass White Paper 2004

March 26, 2004

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Biomass White Paper 2004

The Biomass Industrial Society Network (BIN) of Japan completed its Biomass Whit...
 
Furniture Sold with Recycling Guarantee

March 20, 2004

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Furniture Sold with Recycling Guarantee

Yamagen Co. of Japan was originally a logging and timber company , but it now of...
 
Dowa Mining Co. to Start Recycling Business in China

March 11, 2004

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Dowa Mining Co. to Start Recycling Business in China

Dowa Mining Co., a major Japanese nonferrous metal manufacturer engaged in the r...
 
Microwave Radiation Detoxifies Dioxins

March 4, 2004

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Microwave Radiation Detoxifies Dioxins

In cooperation with Professor Shozo Yanagida of Osaka University Graduate School...
 
PanaHome Launches Homes Featuring Solar Power and Rooftop Greenery

March 3, 2004

Renewable Energy

 

PanaHome Launches Homes Featuring Solar Power and Rooftop Greenery

PanaHome Corp. (a leading Japanese housing manufacturer and corporate member of ...
 
Teijin Launches

February 23, 2004

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Teijin Launches "Bottle-to-Bottle" Recycling

The corporate group of Teijin, Ltd., a major polyester manufacturer in Japan, in...
 
Initiatives of Environment Roderigues, a Student Group

February 21, 2004

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Initiatives of Environment Roderigues, a Student Group

'Environment Roderigues' is an environmental non-profit organization run by Wase...
 
Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Gains Momentum

February 12, 2004

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Fluorescent Light Bulb Recycling Gains Momentum

Japan's JFE KANKYO Corp., mainly involved in the recycling business, announced t...
 
Fuji Xerox Develops Digital Copier Using 70% Recycled Parts

February 3, 2004

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Fuji Xerox Develops Digital Copier Using 70% Recycled Parts

Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. in Japan has developed a new digital copy machine model, th...
 
Green Co-op Revives Glass Milk Bottles

January 22, 2004

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Green Co-op Revives Glass Milk Bottles

The Green Co-op Consumer's Co-operative Union (with 330,000 household union memb...
 
Over 30% of Household Waste Reduced in Yokohama City Model Project

January 22, 2004

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Over 30% of Household Waste Reduced in Yokohama City Model Project

Yokohama City has been making efforts to reduce trash under the slogan of "Yokoh...
 
Sony EMCS Installs 'Eco-Friendly' Solar Power System

January 17, 2004

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Sony EMCS Installs 'Eco-Friendly' Solar Power System

Sony EMCS Corporation installed a photovoltaic (PV) system to generate electrici...
 
Used Wine Barrels Recycled into Home Rainwater Tanks

January 13, 2004

Water

 

Used Wine Barrels Recycled into Home Rainwater Tanks

Co-op Yamanashi, a consumers' cooperative in Yamanashi Prefecture, has been prom...
 
Network Restores Traditional Japanese Houses

January 10, 2004

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Network Restores Traditional Japanese Houses

The Old Japanese Houses Reconstruction Network, working to revive Japanese cultu...
 
Low-Cost Equipment Uses Water to Remove Dioxins from Incineration Exhaust

January 9, 2004

Chemicals

 

Low-Cost Equipment Uses Water to Remove Dioxins from Incineration Exhaust

A research team led by Tateo Usui, professor of chemical reaction engineering at...
 
Total Cost of Nuclear Fuel Cycle to Reach 19 Trillion Yen

January 7, 2004

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Total Cost of Nuclear Fuel Cycle to Reach 19 Trillion Yen

The Federation of Electric Power Companies, a body composed of 10 electric power...
 
Winners of the 6th Japan Green Purchase Awards Announced

December 30, 2003

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Winners of the 6th Japan Green Purchase Awards Announced

The Green Purchasing Network (GPN) presented its 6th "Green Purchasing Awards" t...
 
JFS Wins Special

December 29, 2003

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JFS Wins Special "GENKI" Award for Communication Role

Japan for Sustainability (JFS) recently received a special award as part of the ...
 
Recycling of Used Home PCs Starts in October 2003

December 18, 2003

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Recycling of Used Home PCs Starts in October 2003

A recycling system for used personal computers (PCs) from homes started operatin...
 
Nagano to Use Voluntary Agreements to Reduce and Treat Industrial Waste

December 4, 2003

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Nagano to Use Voluntary Agreements to Reduce and Treat Industrial Waste

Nagano Prefecture in central Japan is launching a system to reduce and properly ...
 
Recyclable Takeout Food Container Developed

December 3, 2003

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Recyclable Takeout Food Container Developed

Shuei Co. Ltd., a paper container manufacturer in Higashi-Osaka City, announc...
 
Tokyu Hotels Donate 160,000 Seedlings through 'Green Coin' Program

November 24, 2003

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Tokyu Hotels Donate 160,000 Seedlings through 'Green Coin' Program

Tokyu Hotels, a major Japanese hotel chain, has been promoting what it calls the...
 
Unitika Develops High Heat-Resistant Biodegradable Container

November 22, 2003

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Unitika Develops High Heat-Resistant Biodegradable Container

Unitika Limited, a major Japanese manufacturer of polymers and advanced fiber ma...
 
Sony Music Using Recycled-Paper CD Jackets

November 21, 2003

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Sony Music Using Recycled-Paper CD Jackets

Sony Music Entertainment Japan Inc. (SMEJ), one of the largest corporations in t...
 
New Development in Sendai to Create Hydrogen from Sewage Sludge

November 8, 2003

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New Development in Sendai to Create Hydrogen from Sewage Sludge

Sendai City and Tohoku University in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, jointly started t...
 
Used Cooking Oil Recycled as Bio-diesel Fuel

November 4, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Used Cooking Oil Recycled as Bio-diesel Fuel

RCS is an incorporated nonprofit organization located in Kyoto, Japan, that aims...
 
Kamikatsu Township Eyes Zero Waste -No Incineration or Landfill -by 2020

November 3, 2003

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Kamikatsu Township Eyes Zero Waste -No Incineration or Landfill -by 2020

The town council of Kamikatsu, located in Tokushima Prefecture in Japan's southw...
 
Kurume City Draws Up Basic Environment Plan for Bicycle Use

November 1, 2003

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Kurume City Draws Up Basic Environment Plan for Bicycle Use

Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture has drawn up a basic environment plan for bicy...
 
Japan Post to Use Recycled Paper for All Postcards

October 29, 2003

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Japan Post to Use Recycled Paper for All Postcards

Japan Post announced on July 16, 2003, that starting this November it will use r...
 
Consumer Survey on Environmental Aspects of Beverage Containers

October 22, 2003

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Consumer Survey on Environmental Aspects of Beverage Containers

The Japan Steel Can Recycling Association conducted a questionnaire survey in Ap...
 
Whole-bean Tofu Now on Sale

October 20, 2003

Food

 

Whole-bean Tofu Now on Sale

Taishi Food Inc., one of Japan's major tofu (soybean curd) manufacturers, has st...
 
Garbage-Fueled Power Plant Explodes

October 16, 2003

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Garbage-Fueled Power Plant Explodes

Two explosions occurred on August 14 and 19, 2003, in a refuse-derived fuel (RDF...
 
Seiyu Store Chain to Cut Power Consumption by 6% and Save 400 Million Yen

October 15, 2003

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Seiyu Store Chain to Cut Power Consumption by 6% and Save 400 Million Yen

Seiyu Ltd., a major Japanese supermarket operator announced that the company wil...
 
'Green Bicycle' Project Popular in Nagano City

October 11, 2003

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'Green Bicycle' Project Popular in Nagano City

In the spring of 2003, a citizens' group called NASL International Environmental...
 
Seiko Epson Starts Closed Recycling of HF Semiconductor Wastewater

October 9, 2003

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Seiko Epson Starts Closed Recycling of HF Semiconductor Wastewater

Seiko Epson Corp., a Japanese electronics manufacturer, has developed a technolo...
 
Sanyo Electric Railway Starts Selling 'Ticket Charcoal'

October 8, 2003

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Sanyo Electric Railway Starts Selling 'Ticket Charcoal'

Japan's Sanyo Electric Railway Co., operating between the Osaka-Kobe area and Hi...
 
Thermal Power Generation from Sewage Sludge

September 27, 2003

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Thermal Power Generation from Sewage Sludge

Japan's Electric Power Development Co., known as J-POWER, plans to start carryin...
 
Mitsubishi Plastics Starts Eco-Labeling

September 27, 2003

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Mitsubishi Plastics Starts Eco-Labeling

Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. has established an environmental labelling system and i...
 
World's Largest Life Cycle Assessment Database Goes Live

September 27, 2003

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World's Largest Life Cycle Assessment Database Goes Live

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry has been developing a database f...
 
Ito En Develops Plastic that Incorporates Used Tea Leaves

September 27, 2003

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Ito En Develops Plastic that Incorporates Used Tea Leaves

Ito En Ltd., a major supplier of tea leaves and beverage products in Japan, anno...
 
Suntory Introduces Sludge-Free Wastewater Treatment System

September 27, 2003

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Suntory Introduces Sludge-Free Wastewater Treatment System

Suntory Limited and Kurita Water Industries Ltd., Japan's leading companies in t...
 
Scallop Shells Used to Prevent Sick House Syndrome

September 27, 2003

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Scallop Shells Used to Prevent Sick House Syndrome

JAY Chafflose Corporation was established in Wakkanai, Hokkaido, northern Japan ...
 
Recycling Used Disposable Diapers

September 27, 2003

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Recycling Used Disposable Diapers

Japan's Unicharm Corporation, a manufacturer of disposable baby diapers, and inc...
 
NEC Launches Service to Buyback, Refurbish and Resell Used PCs

September 27, 2003

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NEC Launches Service to Buyback, Refurbish and Resell Used PCs

Japan's NEC Corporation and NEC Personal Products, Ltd. started on July 22, 2003...
 
Mobile Dishwashing Truck Eliminates Event Trash

September 27, 2003

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Mobile Dishwashing Truck Eliminates Event Trash

Local festivals are an important part of community life in Japan, and food stall...
 
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