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Waste Down, Interest Rates Up with 'Eco Term Deposits'

October 26, 2008

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Waste Down, Interest Rates Up with 'Eco Term Deposits'

Tsuruga Shinkin Bank, a local credit union in Japan's Fukui Prefecture, had acce...
 
Japanese Non-Profit Formed to Donate Recycled Books to Public Facilities

October 19, 2008

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Japanese Non-Profit Formed to Donate Recycled Books to Public Facilities

People in Hokkaido concerned with education established a group named Hokkaido B...
 
60% of Female Shoppers Bring Own Shopping Bags

October 5, 2008

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60% of Female Shoppers Bring Own Shopping Bags

Ishare Inc., a Japanese net-media company, conducted an Internet survey on eco...
 
Closed Recycling System for Used Uniforms Established

October 5, 2008

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Closed Recycling System for Used Uniforms Established

Renown Uniforms Inc., a Japanese uniform manufacturer jointly owned by Toyota Ts...
 
Children's Chairs Recycled for Use by Elderly and Disabled at Japanese City's Community Centers

October 5, 2008

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Children's Chairs Recycled for Use by Elderly and Disabled at Japanese City's Community Centers

The city of Kofu's Council of Social Welfare in Yamanashi Prefecture in central ...
 
MOE Sets Targets to Reduce Waste, Increase Waste Power Generation and Recycling by 2012

September 21, 2008

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MOE Sets Targets to Reduce Waste, Increase Waste Power Generation and Recycling by 2012

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released a plan on March 24, 2008...
 
UNIQLO Collects 910,000 Used Products for Donation to Developing Countries

September 18, 2008

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UNIQLO Collects 910,000 Used Products for Donation to Developing Countries

UNIQLO Co., a leading retail clothing chain, announced on May 2, 2008, that it c...
 
Japanese Burger Chain Using More Petroleum-Free Containers

September 10, 2008

Chemicals

 

Japanese Burger Chain Using More Petroleum-Free Containers

MOS Food Services, Inc., a major Japanese hamburger chain, is stepping up its ef...
 
Regional System Being Set Up in Japan to Re-use Wood Debris from Fruit Tree Pruning

August 30, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

Regional System Being Set Up in Japan to Re-use Wood Debris from Fruit Tree Pruning

Yamagata Prefecture, located in Japan's Tohoku (northeast) region, announced ...
 
Mazda Implements Eco Action 21 as EMS

August 29, 2008

Policy / Systems

 

Mazda Implements Eco Action 21 as EMS

Mazda Motor Corporation, one of Japan's leading automakers, has been introducing...
 
Nonprofit Recycles Dentures to Benefit Underprivileged Children

August 24, 2008

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Nonprofit Recycles Dentures to Benefit Underprivileged Children

The Japan Denture Recycling Association, a nonprofit organization established in...
 
PTA Collects Home-used Frying Oil on Parents' Days

August 21, 2008

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PTA Collects Home-used Frying Oil on Parents' Days

The Federation of Parent-Teacher Associations of Ono City, Hyogo Prefecture i...
 
Japanese Sake Brewer Produces Bioethanol from Nonfood Plant Materials

August 17, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

Japanese Sake Brewer Produces Bioethanol from Nonfood Plant Materials

Major Japanese sake manufacturer Gekkeikan announced on March 28, 2008, that it ...
 
Paper Recycler Adds Used Cooking Oil to Recycling and Rewards Point System

August 17, 2008

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Paper Recycler Adds Used Cooking Oil to Recycling and Rewards Point System

The Mie Waste Paper Center, a paper collection company in Japan's Mie prefect...
 
Garbage Weighing Program Underway in Nishinomiya City

August 9, 2008

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Garbage Weighing Program Underway in Nishinomiya City

The Koto Eco-Community Meeting, Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, in Wester...
 
Charge for Plastic Shopping Bags Begins Throughout Toyama Prefecture

August 8, 2008

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Charge for Plastic Shopping Bags Begins Throughout Toyama Prefecture

In Japan's Toyama Prefecture, with the aim of reducing waste and curbing global ...
 
Tokyo Gas Starts the Test of Producing Bioethanol and Biogas from Food Waste

August 8, 2008

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Tokyo Gas Starts the Test of Producing Bioethanol and Biogas from Food Waste

Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. announced on December 12, 2007, that it has launched a pilot...
 
Sony Promotes Forest Conservation by Supporting Wood Biomass Power Generation

August 5, 2008

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Sony Promotes Forest Conservation by Supporting Wood Biomass Power Generation

According to an announcement on April 2, 2008, by the Sony Corporation, it has r...
 
Aeon Sells Pork Raised on Recycled Foods

July 28, 2008

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Aeon Sells Pork Raised on Recycled Foods

The Japanese retail giant Aeon Co. announced on May 30, 2008, that it started sa...
 
Hokkaido Speeds Environmental Commitment with Declaration

July 26, 2008

Climate Change

 

Hokkaido Speeds Environmental Commitment with Declaration

On April 21, 2008, Hokkaido Prefecture released a declaration of its commitment ...
 
MOE Releases Basic Plan for Sound Material-Cycle Society

July 25, 2008

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MOE Releases Basic Plan for Sound Material-Cycle Society

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released a brief outline of "The Secon...
 
Joint Company Recycles 5 Million Home Appliances

July 25, 2008

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Joint Company Recycles 5 Million Home Appliances

Kansai Recycling Systems Co. has recycled five million units of specified home a...
 
Japanese City Teaches Students about Food and Environment by Recycling School Lunch Waste

July 13, 2008

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Japanese City Teaches Students about Food and Environment by Recycling School Lunch Waste

The city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan has been operati...
 
City of Kyoto Supporting Innovative Eco-projects with Funding

July 13, 2008

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City of Kyoto Supporting Innovative Eco-projects with Funding

Starting in November 2007, Japan's city of Kyoto began accepting grant applicati...
 
Local Japanese Manufacturer Making Shoulder Bags From Scrapped Seatbelts and Airbags

July 11, 2008

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Local Japanese Manufacturer Making Shoulder Bags From Scrapped Seatbelts and Airbags

Creatore Co. in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, launched its fourth p...
 
Eco-friendly Events Network Launched in Yokohama

July 11, 2008

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Eco-friendly Events Network Launched in Yokohama

A network of people and organizations for making events in the Japanese city of ...
 
Recycled Newspaper Bag Goes International

July 5, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Recycled Newspaper Bag Goes International

The "Recycled Newspaper Bag", handmade in a small town of Shimanto, Kochi, is...
 
Co-op at Japan's Mie University Sees Dramatic Drop in Use of Plastic Bags by Charging Fees

July 5, 2008

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Co-op at Japan's Mie University Sees Dramatic Drop in Use of Plastic Bags by Charging Fees

The number of plastic shopping bags used annually at the Mie University Co-op ...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Plans 20% Cut to Household Waste Nationwide by 2015

June 29, 2008

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Japan's Environment Ministry Plans 20% Cut to Household Waste Nationwide by 2015

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment wants to reduce household waste nationw...
 
Goldwin Starts Sales of Biodegradable Polyester-Used Sportswear

June 29, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Goldwin Starts Sales of Biodegradable Polyester-Used Sportswear

On February 20, 2008, a major Japanese sportswear manufacturer, Goldwin, started...
 
Ministry Considers Reuse of PET Bottles

June 29, 2008

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Ministry Considers Reuse of PET Bottles

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment established a committee to introduce a ...
 
NPO Opens Car Recycling Education Center

June 26, 2008

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NPO Opens Car Recycling Education Center

The Re-Use Motorization (RUM) Alliance is a non-profit organization (NPO) establ...
 
Fuji Xerox Collecting Used Products and Cartridges Across China

May 24, 2008

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Fuji Xerox Collecting Used Products and Cartridges Across China

Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, Chi...
 
Testing Begins on Practical Production of Bio-Ethanol Fuel Made from Cellulosic Materials

May 15, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

Testing Begins on Practical Production of Bio-Ethanol Fuel Made from Cellulosic Materials

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) ...
 
Sony Creates In-house System to Recycle Polystyrene

April 21, 2008

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Sony Creates In-house System to Recycle Polystyrene

Sony Corporation announced on December 4, 2007, that it has accomplished an indu...
 
Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Reuse Railway Storage Battery System Regenerative Energy

April 17, 2008

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Reuse Railway Storage Battery System Regenerative Energy

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a major Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer, announ...
 
Patagonia Develops Fully Recyclable Jackets

April 17, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Patagonia Develops Fully Recyclable Jackets

Patagonia International Inc., an American outdoor gear and apparel company with ...
 
More Shoppers In Kagawa Pref. Carry Own Bags

April 9, 2008

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More Shoppers In Kagawa Pref. Carry Own Bags

The government of Kagawa Prefecture, located on Shikoku Island in western Japan,...
 
NEC Achieves Record Shipment of Refurbished PCs

April 5, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

NEC Achieves Record Shipment of Refurbished PCs

NEC Corporation announced on December 11, 2007 that it has shipped a cumulative ...
 
Used Tea Leaves Contribute to Combating Global Warming

April 3, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Used Tea Leaves Contribute to Combating Global Warming

On October 31st, 2007, ITO EN, Ltd., a major manufacturer of green tea and tea b...
 
Used Cooking Oil in Tokyo Seen as Massive, Untapped Oil Field for Biodiesel

March 26, 2008

Renewable Energy

 

Used Cooking Oil in Tokyo Seen as Massive, Untapped Oil Field for Biodiesel

U's Corp., a Tokyo-based refinery that turns used cooking oil into biodiesel, la...
 
Kyoto City Starts Project for Fuel Cell System Using Hydrogen Produced from Food Waste

March 14, 2008

Environmental Technology

 

Kyoto City Starts Project for Fuel Cell System Using Hydrogen Produced from Food Waste

On November 7, 2007, Kyoto City launched a research project to develop a fuel...
 
Yokohama City and Lawson Convenience Stores Agree to Reduce Packaging Waste

March 7, 2008

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Yokohama City and Lawson Convenience Stores Agree to Reduce Packaging Waste

Yokohama City and Lawson, Inc., a leading Japanese convenience store chain, sign...
 
Local Supermarket Promotes Food Waste Recycling

March 3, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Local Supermarket Promotes Food Waste Recycling

Yamato Co., a supermarket chain that operates 10 stores in Yamanashi Prefecture,...
 
Seven-Eleven Japan Simplifies Deli Packaging to Reduce Plastic Use

March 1, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Seven-Eleven Japan Simplifies Deli Packaging to Reduce Plastic Use

On October 10, 2007, Seven-Eleven Japan Co., one of the leading convenience stor...
 
Stores in Nagoya City Start Charging for Plastic Shopping Bags

March 1, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Stores in Nagoya City Start Charging for Plastic Shopping Bags

The Nagoya City government in Aichi prefecture started a pilot scheme to charge ...
 
Environment Ministry Announces Award Winners for Handmade Bags

February 8, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Environment Ministry Announces Award Winners for Handmade Bags

On October 12, 2007, Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced that th...
 
Over 2 Million People Say No to Plastic Bags

January 28, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Over 2 Million People Say No to Plastic Bags

The Green Purchasing Network (GPN) consists of local governments and companies p...
 
Convenience Store Chain Establishing a System to Recycle 100% of its Unsold Food

January 14, 2008

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Convenience Store Chain Establishing a System to Recycle 100% of its Unsold Food

Seven & i Holdings Co., the parent company of the major convenience store chain ...
 
Fuji Xerox Recycles 9,000 Tons of Resources in Asia-Pacific Region

December 20, 2007

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Fuji Xerox Recycles 9,000 Tons of Resources in Asia-Pacific Region

On August 22, 2007, Fuji Xerox Co. of Japan announced that its international res...
 
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