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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...
 
Japanese Clothing Retailer Holds Clothes-Recycling Campaign at 18 Stores Nationwide

August 31, 2012

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Japanese Clothing Retailer Holds Clothes-Recycling Campaign at 18 Stores Nationwide

World Co., a leading Japanese clothing retail chain, launched a campaign to ...
 
Osaka's New Bicycle-Share Project Aims to Give Jobs to the Homeless and Bikes to the People

August 22, 2012

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Osaka's New Bicycle-Share Project Aims to Give Jobs to the Homeless and Bikes to the People

Homedoor, a non-profit organization based in the city of Osaka, launched a pr...
 
High-Performance Dephosphorizing Material Developed by Recycling Concrete Sludge

August 4, 2012

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High-Performance Dephosphorizing Material Developed by Recycling Concrete Sludge

Nippon Concrete Industries Co., a Japanese manufacturer of concrete products...
 
MOE Launches Online Tool to Calculate Reduced Life Cycle Impacts on Environment of Retailers' 3R Activities

July 30, 2012

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MOE Launches Online Tool to Calculate Reduced Life Cycle Impacts on Environment of Retailers' 3R Activities

On April 17, 2012, Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) unveiled an online ...
 
Local Currency 'Atom' Introduced in Local Shopping District

July 22, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Local Currency 'Atom' Introduced in Local Shopping District

A local currency named the "Atom" was distributed to people in exchange for used...
 
Kobe City to Recover Sewage Phosphorus for Fertilizer

July 13, 2012

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Kobe City to Recover Sewage Phosphorus for Fertilizer

Kobe, a major city in central Japan, announced on March 30, 2012, that its p...
 
Aichi Prefecture Converts Sewage Sludge into Carbonized Biomass Fuel

July 3, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Aichi Prefecture Converts Sewage Sludge into Carbonized Biomass Fuel

Aichi Prefecture, in central Japan, started producing carbonized biomass fu...
 
Honda Motor Starts Rare Earth Recycling from Used Parts

July 1, 2012

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Honda Motor Starts Rare Earth Recycling from Used Parts

Honda Motor Co. announced on April 17, 2012 that the company will begin recyclin...
 
NEDO Launches Project to Improve Automotive Recycling in Beijing

June 21, 2012

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NEDO Launches Project to Improve Automotive Recycling in Beijing

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO...
 
Japanese Egg Producer Receives Ecofeed Certificate

June 14, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Egg Producer Receives Ecofeed Certificate

The Japan Livestock Industry Association announced on February 10, 2012, th...
 
Japanese Companies, University Develop Method to Make Animal Feed from Coffee Residue

June 7, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Companies, University Develop Method to Make Animal Feed from Coffee Residue

Marubeni Corp., a general trading company, and Meiwa Sangyo Co., a food bypr...
 
MOE Conducts Experiment to Collect Plastic Products at Stores

May 15, 2012

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MOE Conducts Experiment to Collect Plastic Products at Stores

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) conducted a pilot project called "PLA-...
 
Ajinomoto Adopts Eco-Friendly Recycling Method for Bottled Coffee

April 28, 2012

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Ajinomoto Adopts Eco-Friendly Recycling Method for Bottled Coffee

Ajinomoto General Foods, Inc. (AGF), a major Japanese manufacturer of food ...
 
Biodegradable Plastic-Decomposing Enzymes Successfully Mass Produced

April 20, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Biodegradable Plastic-Decomposing Enzymes Successfully Mass Produced

Left: One day after spraying enzyme fluid with water absorptive po lymer / Righ...
 
Panasonic Launches Appliances Made with Recycled Resources

March 25, 2012

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Panasonic Launches Appliances Made with Recycled Resources

Panasonic Corp., a major consumer electronics manufacturer based in Japan, a...
 
The GIAJ and its Member Companies Reduce Electricity Use by 26% over 10-Year Period

March 4, 2012

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The GIAJ and its Member Companies Reduce Electricity Use by 26% over 10-Year Period

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) compiled the 17th issue of a r...
 
Community, Local Government Working Together to Reduce Use of Plastic Bags in Oita Prefecture

February 28, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Community, Local Government Working Together to Reduce Use of Plastic Bags in Oita Prefecture

The Oita prefectural government announced on November 2, 2011, that Haruo F...
 
Japan Maintains World's Highest PET Bottle Collection Rate in 2010

February 8, 2012

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Japan Maintains World's Highest PET Bottle Collection Rate in 2010

(Blue: Plastic production and Sales/Recycling rate of plastic bottles in Japan;...
 
City Project Tests Microbes to Maximize Decomposition of Organic Waste

February 7, 2012

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City Project Tests Microbes to Maximize Decomposition of Organic Waste

The city of Mitsuke, Niigata Prefecture, in northwestern Japan, conducted a ...
 
Ezorock Grows Organic Vegetables by Utilizing Garbage from Rock Festival

January 26, 2012

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Ezorock Grows Organic Vegetables by Utilizing Garbage from Rock Festival

Ezorock is a Japanese non-government organization that focuses on the theme ...
 
'Bukubuku' Exchange Events Popping Up in Japan

January 20, 2012

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'Bukubuku' Exchange Events Popping Up in Japan

A curiously named activity centered on books, "bukubuku koukan," has been gr...
 
Sony Uses Flame-Retardant Recycled Plastic in LCD TV Screen Rims

January 19, 2012

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Sony Uses Flame-Retardant Recycled Plastic in LCD TV Screen Rims

On February 8, 2011, Sony Corporation announced that it had developed a type...
 
OGIS-RI to Expand Social Contribution Activities through PC Reuse

January 9, 2012

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OGIS-RI to Expand Social Contribution Activities through PC Reuse

On March 1, 2011, OGIS-RI Co. announced that it will expand its "Hajimaru-kun" s...
 
Hitachi Zosen Inova AG based in Switzerland Subsidiary Accepts Order to Construct Municipal Energy-from-Waste Plant in UK

December 25, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Hitachi Zosen Inova AG based in Switzerland Subsidiary Accepts Order to Construct Municipal Energy-from-Waste Plant in UK

Hitachi Zosen Corp. (Hitz), a Japanese company engaged in engineering and manufa...
 
Japanese University Grows Vegetables at Wastewater Treatment Plant

December 22, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese University Grows Vegetables at Wastewater Treatment Plant

Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT) announced on September 29, 2011, that i...
 
Public-Private-Academic Partnership in Kyoto to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Ethanol

December 17, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Public-Private-Academic Partnership in Kyoto to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Ethanol

The city of Kyoto announced on August 19, 2011 that, together with Hitachi Z...
 
Mazda Recycles Scrapped Bumpers for New Vehicles

December 7, 2011

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Mazda Recycles Scrapped Bumpers for New Vehicles

For the first time in the world, Mazda Motor Corp., a major Japanese automaker, ...
 
Nippon Paper to Use Wooden Rubble from Great East Japan Earthquake as Factory Fuel

December 1, 2011

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Nippon Paper to Use Wooden Rubble from Great East Japan Earthquake as Factory Fuel

Nippon Paper Industries Co. announced on August 22, 2011, that it would acc...
 
Waste Canning Syrup Utilized as Swine Feed

November 20, 2011

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Waste Canning Syrup Utilized as Swine Feed

SEW Daisaikai Farm, a pig farming company in Saikai City, Nagasaki Prefectu...
 
Japanese Company to Use Waste Cooking Oil to Fuel Farming Equipment

November 17, 2011

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Japanese Company to Use Waste Cooking Oil to Fuel Farming Equipment

Daichi Wo Mamoru Kai (the Association to Preserve the Earth), an organic pro...
 
Kanazawa University Students Hold Second-Hand Market to Collect Donations for Disaster Area

October 8, 2011

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Kanazawa University Students Hold Second-Hand Market to Collect Donations for Disaster Area

A student club named "Second Use" in Kanazawa University, located in Ishikawa Pr...
 
Suntory Completes Japanese Industry's First B-to-B Recycling System for PET Bottles

August 7, 2011

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Suntory Completes Japanese Industry's First B-to-B Recycling System for PET Bottles

Suntory Food International Co., a major beverage company in Japan, announced...
 
Japanese Waste Management Association Establishes Task Team on Disaster Waste Management and Reconstruction

July 17, 2011

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Japanese Waste Management Association Establishes Task Team on Disaster Waste Management and Reconstruction

The Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM) establis...
 
Recycled Cooking Oil Used For Delivering Relief Supplies from Taiwan

July 3, 2011

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Recycled Cooking Oil Used For Delivering Relief Supplies from Taiwan

U's Corp., a used cooking oil recycling company in Japan, delivered relief s...
 
Japanese Start-Up to Commercialize Low-Temperature Waste Heat Recovery System

June 28, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Start-Up to Commercialize Low-Temperature Waste Heat Recovery System

Da Vinci Co., a start-up company specializing in heat control technologies i...
 
Tokyo Gas Starts Feeding Food Waste-Derived Biogas into City Gas Grid

June 27, 2011

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Tokyo Gas Starts Feeding Food Waste-Derived Biogas into City Gas Grid

Tokyo Gas Co., a major gas supplier in Japan, and Bio Energy Corp., a food r...
 
JEN's Book Magic Changes Dust Collecting Books on Shelf into Schools

June 25, 2011

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JEN's Book Magic Changes Dust Collecting Books on Shelf into Schools

JEN, a Japanese non-profit organization providing international humanitarian ass...
 
Eco-Study School Trips in Kitakyushu City

June 20, 2011

Education

 

Eco-Study School Trips in Kitakyushu City

Japan's Kitakyushu City, the Eco-model City, has made itself a school trip d...
 
Japanese Fashion Brand Operates Suit Trade-In Program

June 17, 2011

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Japanese Fashion Brand Operates Suit Trade-In Program

A Japanese fashion brand for men and women, EDIFICE (Baycrew's Co., Ltd.), exten...
 
Volunteer Group to Publish Picture Books from 'Sleeping Books'

June 12, 2011

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Volunteer Group to Publish Picture Books from 'Sleeping Books'

The Shanti Volunteer Association (SVA), Japan, a non-governmental organization, ...
 
Plant to Manufacture Wood Pellets from Forest Residues Completed in Miyazaki Prefecture

June 9, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Plant to Manufacture Wood Pellets from Forest Residues Completed in Miyazaki Prefecture

Miyazaki Wood Pellet Co. in southern Japan's Miyazaki Prefecture completed const...
 
Elementary Students Help Construct Spiral Water Turbine to Light Streets

May 22, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Elementary Students Help Construct Spiral Water Turbine to Light Streets

Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, announced on January 20, 2011, that on the previo...
 
Panasonic -- the First in Industry to Utilize Recycled Polypropylene in Speakers

April 30, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic -- the First in Industry to Utilize Recycled Polypropylene in Speakers

Panasonic Electronic Devices Co. of Japan has developed a resin speaker frame th...
 
Baby Goods Manufacturer Launches Product Recycling Service

April 20, 2011

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Baby Goods Manufacturer Launches Product Recycling Service

Combi Corp., a leading baby products manufacturer in Japan, announced on Sep...
 
Toppan Printing Develops Recyclable Paper-Based IC Card

April 9, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toppan Printing Develops Recyclable Paper-Based IC Card

A paper-based IC card developed by Toppan Printing Co. and Nippon Engineerin...
 
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