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

December 20, 2007

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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...
 
Celebrity Concerts Raising Awareness and Participation in Recycling Plastic

December 12, 2007

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Celebrity Concerts Raising Awareness and Participation in Recycling Plastic

In a coordinated effort to promote recycling in Japan, audiences at three major ...
 
Pay-As-You-Throw Program Reduces Household Waste in Kyoto

December 7, 2007

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Pay-As-You-Throw Program Reduces Household Waste in Kyoto

Nine months after a new fee-based waste collection program was introduced in the...
 
Japanese Companies Develop Technology to Recycle Construction Sludge

November 29, 2007

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Japanese Companies Develop Technology to Recycle Construction Sludge

Shimizu Corporation, a major Japanese construction company, and Nisshin Flour Mi...
 
About Half of Elementary and Junior High School Students Latent Eco Activists

November 29, 2007

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About Half of Elementary and Junior High School Students Latent Eco Activists

Bandai Networks Co. and NetMile, Inc. jointly announced the results of an ecolog...
 
60% of Shoppers Carry Own Shopping Bags, 12% Always Decline Free Plastic Bags

November 19, 2007

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60% of Shoppers Carry Own Shopping Bags, 12% Always Decline Free Plastic Bags

Japan's Ministry of the Environment released on May 30, 2007 the results of two ...
 
Used PET Bottles Recycled into Eco-Bags

November 14, 2007

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Used PET Bottles Recycled into Eco-Bags

Seiyu Ltd., a major Japanese supermarket chain, and Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. practi...
 
Japan Maintains World's Highest Steel Can Recycling Rate: 88.1% in 2006

November 9, 2007

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Japan Maintains World's Highest Steel Can Recycling Rate: 88.1% in 2006

The Japan Steel Can Recycling Association, a non-profit organization established...
 
Kitakyushu Starts Pilot Production of Ethanol from Food Waste

November 4, 2007

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Kitakyushu Starts Pilot Production of Ethanol from Food Waste

In Kitakyushu City in southern Japan, a pilot plant to produce ethanol from food...
 
Seiyu Refunds 2 Yen to Shoppers Using their Own Bag

October 14, 2007

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Seiyu Refunds 2 Yen to Shoppers Using their Own Bag

Seiyu Ltd, a major Japanese supermarket operator, launched a campaign in March 2...
 
Simultaneous Clean-Up Operations on Mt. Fuji, Everest

October 1, 2007

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Simultaneous Clean-Up Operations on Mt. Fuji, Everest

On April 15, 2007, clean-up operations led by Japanese alpinist Ken Noguchi and ...
 
Recycling Rate of Industrial Plastic Waste Rises Significantly in Seven Years

September 23, 2007

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Recycling Rate of Industrial Plastic Waste Rises Significantly in Seven Years

In March 2007, the Plastic Waste Management Institute (PWMI) released a report o...
 
Seven-Eleven Japan Emits Zero Waste When Deploying New Cash Registers in Stores Nationwide

September 22, 2007

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Seven-Eleven Japan Emits Zero Waste When Deploying New Cash Registers in Stores Nationwide

Starway Co., a Japanese company that develops and sells reusable and recyclable ...
 
Scallop Shells Recycled into Eco-Friendly Road De-icing Agent

September 10, 2007

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Scallop Shells Recycled into Eco-Friendly Road De-icing Agent

The Aomori Ecological Recycle Industrial Association in Japan started manufactur...
 
Japan's Waste Volume Down 1.2% in FY2005

September 10, 2007

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Japan's Waste Volume Down 1.2% in FY2005

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment released, on April 16, 2007, the result...
 
Sumitomo Metals, Osaka University to Establish Joint Research Laboratory for Rare Metal Recycling

August 25, 2007

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Sumitomo Metals, Osaka University to Establish Joint Research Laboratory for Rare Metal Recycling

Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., one of the major Japanese steel manufacturers, ...
 
Convenience Store Chain Promotes Green Activities

August 11, 2007

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Convenience Store Chain Promotes Green Activities

Lawson, Inc., a leading Japanese convenience store chain, started various new en...
 
Adachi Ward Starts Toy Reuse Program

August 11, 2007

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Adachi Ward Starts Toy Reuse Program

On the first Sunday of every month, Tokyo's Adachi Ward gives citizens points re...
 
2006 Biomass Utilization Awards Presented for Innovative Uses

August 11, 2007

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2006 Biomass Utilization Awards Presented for Innovative Uses

On March 6, 2007 Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) ...
 
Over 310,000 Used Home PCs Collected/Recycled in FY 2006, Up from 2005

August 4, 2007

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Over 310,000 Used Home PCs Collected/Recycled in FY 2006, Up from 2005

The PC 3R Promotion Center in Japan announced on April 11, 2007, that 310,864 us...
 
Paper and Edible Wrapper Sheets Developed from Vegetable Residue

August 2, 2007

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Paper and Edible Wrapper Sheets Developed from Vegetable Residue

Delica foods Co., a major Japanese food processor, has succeeded in using paperm...
 
Kyoto City Generates Electricity from Household Waste

July 29, 2007

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Kyoto City Generates Electricity from Household Waste

Kyoto City in Japan announced on January 25, 2007 that it had achieved Japan's f...
 
Fujitsu Globally Expands IT Goods Recycling Service

July 26, 2007

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Fujitsu Globally Expands IT Goods Recycling Service

The Fujitsu Group announced a plan to operate its IT product-recycling services ...
 
Japanese Local Government Striving for Minimum 7.5% CO2 Emissions Reduction

July 26, 2007

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Japanese Local Government Striving for Minimum 7.5% CO2 Emissions Reduction

Muroran City, Hokkaido, in northern Japan announced its Eco-Office Promotion Pla...
 
Used Cooking Oil Helps Earth Day Tokyo Become Self-sufficient in Energy

July 21, 2007

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Used Cooking Oil Helps Earth Day Tokyo Become Self-sufficient in Energy

A wide variety of events exploring sustainable societies are held across Japan o...
 
Paper Cup Recycling Project to Continue among 3 Companies

July 21, 2007

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Paper Cup Recycling Project to Continue among 3 Companies

McDonald's Japan Corp., Coca-Cola (Japan) Co. and Japan Beverage Inc. have decid...
 
Kobe Steel's Waste Heat Utilization System Nearing Practical Stage

July 9, 2007

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Kobe Steel's Waste Heat Utilization System Nearing Practical Stage

Together with Kobe Steel Ltd., Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co. in Japan has developed ...
 
Children Experience Recycling Lifestyle with Traditional Windbreak Forest

June 25, 2007

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Children Experience Recycling Lifestyle with Traditional Windbreak Forest

An event to offer children the chance to experience a traditional recycling-o...
 
Soka City in Saitama Certifies 32 Green Families

June 25, 2007

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Soka City in Saitama Certifies 32 Green Families

Thirty-two families were certified as "Green Families" at an Environment Fair he...
 
Waste Disposal Company Awarded Hokkaido New Energy Prize

June 25, 2007

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Waste Disposal Company Awarded Hokkaido New Energy Prize

Sarabetsu Kigyo Ltd., a company engaged in industrial and residential waste disp...
 
NEC Begins Sales of Refurbished PCs with One-Year Warranty

June 25, 2007

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NEC Begins Sales of Refurbished PCs with One-Year Warranty

On February 28, 2007, Japan's NEC Corporation and NEC Personal Products, Ltd., s...
 
Community-Based Environmental Group: Chubu Recycle Citizen's Organization

June 24, 2007

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Community-Based Environmental Group: Chubu Recycle Citizen's Organization

Chubu Recycle Citizen's Organization (CRCO) is a Japanese non-governmental organ...
 
Three Japanese Companies Team Up for Rare Metal Recycling Technology

June 10, 2007

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Three Japanese Companies Team Up for Rare Metal Recycling Technology

Mitsubishi Materials Corp., Mitsubishi Corp., and Furuya Metal Co., announced on...
 
Nursery School Wins 2006 Kyoto Environmental Award

June 7, 2007

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Nursery School Wins 2006 Kyoto Environmental Award

Omiya Nursery School in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, received the Grand Prize at the K...
 
New Method for Stripping Semiconductor Resists Uses Recycled Chemicals

May 31, 2007

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New Method for Stripping Semiconductor Resists Uses Recycled Chemicals

On February 19, 2007, three Japanese companies, Toshiba Corp., Shibaura Mechatro...
 
Green Delivery System Using Returnable Packing Boxes Wins Eco-Products Award

May 24, 2007

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Green Delivery System Using Returnable Packing Boxes Wins Eco-Products Award

On December 14, 2006, the eco-friendly packing and delivery services of Starway ...
 
New Canon Printer: 83% of Components Reusable

May 17, 2007

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New Canon Printer: 83% of Components Reusable

Canon released an eco-friendly model of its office-use multifunctional color pri...
 
Six Schools to Join Ministry's Eco-Project

May 17, 2007

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Six Schools to Join Ministry's Eco-Project

As of January 26, 2007, The Japanese Ministry of the Environment has selected si...
 
'Mottainai' Delivery Service Promotes Community Reuse Effort

May 11, 2007

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'Mottainai' Delivery Service Promotes Community Reuse Effort

The "Mottainai Delivery" program is an initiative in Shimane Prefecture to trans...
 
Japanese Cabinet Approves Bill to Amend Food Recycling Law

May 11, 2007

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Japanese Cabinet Approves Bill to Amend Food Recycling Law

On March 2, 2007, the Japanese Cabinet approved a bill containing proposed amend...
 
Cup Noodle Refills, Cups for Refill Now on Sale

April 30, 2007

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Cup Noodle Refills, Cups for Refill Now on Sale

On March 26, 2007, Nissin Food Products Co., Ltd., a leading food manufacturer i...
 
Promotion Flags at Gas Stations to Be Recycled

April 26, 2007

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Promotion Flags at Gas Stations to Be Recycled

Idemitsu Kosan Co., a major Japanese oil company, and Sumitomo Corp. have jointl...
 
ANA Hotel Tokyo Uses Cost Savings to Regenerate Forest

April 26, 2007

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ANA Hotel Tokyo Uses Cost Savings to Regenerate Forest

ANA Intercontinental Hotel Tokyo reached an agreement on January 18, 2007, to de...
 
UNIQLO to Collect Its Products for Recycling Twice a year

April 16, 2007

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UNIQLO to Collect Its Products for Recycling Twice a year

UNIQLO Co., a leading Japanese retail clothing chain, announced on February 20, ...
 
Japanese Government Designates Three New 'Recycling Ports'

April 12, 2007

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Japanese Government Designates Three New 'Recycling Ports'

The Port Department of Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport an...
 
Citizens, Businesses, Gov't Work Together to Reduce Waste by 25% in 5 Years

April 4, 2007

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Citizens, Businesses, Gov't Work Together to Reduce Waste by 25% in 5 Years

Tama City in Tokyo, Japan aims to reduce combustible and incombustible waste by ...
 
Supermarket Aeon Starts Charging for Plastic Shopping Bags in Kyoto

April 1, 2007

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Supermarket Aeon Starts Charging for Plastic Shopping Bags in Kyoto

The major Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Co. began a test run of charging five ...
 
2006 Award Winners for Innovations that Combat Global Warming

March 22, 2007

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2006 Award Winners for Innovations that Combat Global Warming

The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced 34 winners of the 2006 enviro...
 
Initiative to Make Good Use of Fabric Irregulars

March 22, 2007

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Initiative to Make Good Use of Fabric Irregulars

Patagonia, Inc. (an American outdoor gear and apparel company) and Toray Industr...
 
Kobe City, Co-op Cooperate to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

March 11, 2007

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Kobe City, Co-op Cooperate to Reduce Plastic Bag Use

The Consumer Co-operative Kobe (Co-op Kobe) and Kobe City in Hyogo Prefecture, J...
 
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