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October 9, 2009


MOE Releases Home Appliance Recycling Results in FY2008

Keywords: Government Reduce / Reuse / Recycle 

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published a report on June 2, 2009, about home appliance recycling results in FY2008 based on the Law for Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliance. The law was enforced in April 2001, promoting the proper disposal, collection and recycling of four kinds of used household appliance: air conditioners, tube television sets, refrigerators and washing machines.

Approximately 12.9 million of these home appliances have been collected at designated sites nationwide, up approximately 6.5 percent from FY2007. The recycling ratio is 89 percent for air conditioners (the required legal standard is 60 percent), 89 percent for tube TV sets (55 percent), 74 percent for refrigerators (50 percent), and 84 percent for washing machines (50 percent). Recycling rates continuously exceeded the minimum requirements, showing a steady increase from FY2007.

These results were released by the home appliance manufacturers and the Association for Electric Home Appliances.

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Posted: 2009/10/09 06:00:15 AM