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MUJI Conducts Clothes Recycling Project, Aims for 100% Recycling

May 1, 2010

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MUJI Conducts Clothes Recycling Project, Aims for 100% Recycling

Ryohin Keikaku Co., a company involved in product planning and development, ...
 
City of Itoshima Promoting Household Composting to Encourage a Zero-Waste Society

April 30, 2010

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City of Itoshima Promoting Household Composting to Encourage a Zero-Waste Society

The Japan Agricultural Cooperatives (JA) Itoshima Agri shop in the city of Itosh...
 
NIMS Develops Small Device for Extracting Rare Metals from Urban Mines

April 23, 2010

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NIMS Develops Small Device for Extracting Rare Metals from Urban Mines

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) announced on December 17, 20...
 
Reusable Food Containers at Soccer Stadium Contribute to CO2 Reduction

April 21, 2010

Climate Change

 

Reusable Food Containers at Soccer Stadium Contribute to CO2 Reduction

The City of Kawasaki announced on December 24, 2009, that it successfully reduce...
 
Amount of Recycled Industrial Waste Increases, Amount Sent to Landfill Decreases in FY2007

April 18, 2010

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Amount of Recycled Industrial Waste Increases, Amount Sent to Landfill Decreases in FY2007

Japan's Ministry of the Environment released on January 14, 2010, the results of...
 
Softbank Mobile Reduces Use of Paper by Digitized User's Manual

April 4, 2010

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Softbank Mobile Reduces Use of Paper by Digitized User's Manual

SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp., a major mobile phone company, announced on December 4, 20...
 
Coca-Cola Japan to Introduce Sugarcane-based PET Bottles for Its Beverages

March 24, 2010

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Coca-Cola Japan to Introduce Sugarcane-based PET Bottles for Its Beverages

Coca-Cola Japan announced on December 17, 2009, that it would introduce a domest...
 
Japanese Paper Making Use of Local Wood Helps Combat Global Warming and Loss of Biodiversity

February 28, 2010

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Japanese Paper Making Use of Local Wood Helps Combat Global Warming and Loss of Biodiversity

Chuetsu Pulp & Paper Co., a Japanese manufacturer of printing paper, newspap...
 
METI Provides Gift Voucher Incentive to Promote Mobile Phone Recycling

February 26, 2010

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METI Provides Gift Voucher Incentive to Promote Mobile Phone Recycling

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) kicked off a nationwi...
 
Lamb Raised on Wine Lees on Sale in Japan

February 2, 2010

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Lamb Raised on Wine Lees on Sale in Japan

Fujisan Farm, located in Fujiyoshida City in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, st...
 
Ajinomoto to Recycle Empty Fruit Bunch for Seasonal Gift Packaging

February 1, 2010

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Ajinomoto to Recycle Empty Fruit Bunch for Seasonal Gift Packaging

Ajinomoto Co., a world-renowned food products manufacturer, started selling ...
 
Survey Ranks Kamakura as Top Japanese City in Waste Recycling for 4th Straight Year,

January 20, 2010

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Survey Ranks Kamakura as Top Japanese City in Waste Recycling for 4th Straight Year,

According to a survey on general (non-industrial) waste disposal nationwide duri...
 
Candle Night Uses 25,000 Eco-Candles in Fukui Prefecture

January 5, 2010

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Candle Night Uses 25,000 Eco-Candles in Fukui Prefecture

Ikeda Eco-Candle Executive Committee in Ikeda, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, held...
 
Japanese Fiber Manufacturer Promoting Closed-Loop Clothing Recycling System in China

January 3, 2010

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Japanese Fiber Manufacturer Promoting Closed-Loop Clothing Recycling System in China

Teijin Fibers Ltd., a leading manufacturer of polyester fiber in Japan, announce...
 
Ministry Reveals Deposit System for Reusable bottles, Reports Little Effect on Sales

December 18, 2009

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Ministry Reveals Deposit System for Reusable bottles, Reports Little Effect on Sales

The Japan's Ministry of the Environment released on August 7, 2009, the res...
 
Japanese City Starts Collecting Used Cooking Oil to Fuel Transit Buses

December 15, 2009

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese City Starts Collecting Used Cooking Oil to Fuel Transit Buses

In September 2009, the city of Higashiomi launched a used cooking oil collec...
 
Japanese Universities Adopt Easy-To-Recycle Food Containers

December 6, 2009

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Japanese Universities Adopt Easy-To-Recycle Food Containers

An increasing number of universities in Japan are packing lunches in environ...
 
All Nippon Airways' E-Flights Campaign Offers Eco-Friendly Services

December 5, 2009

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All Nippon Airways' E-Flights Campaign Offers Eco-Friendly Services

The All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group, a leading Japanese airline group, introd...
 
Constructed Wetland Facility Established by Japanese University Purifies Livestock Farming Drainage

December 4, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Constructed Wetland Facility Established by Japanese University Purifies Livestock Farming Drainage

The Field Science Center at Tohoku University, Naruko Onsen, Osaki City, Miy...
 
A SEED JAPAN's Zero-Waste Approach a Big Success at Outdoor Concerts

December 1, 2009

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A SEED JAPAN's Zero-Waste Approach a Big Success at Outdoor Concerts

The "Zero-Waste Navigation," program conducted by international environmenta...
 
Enjoy Special Lunch with 'Green' Vegetables at Ward Office

October 27, 2009

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Enjoy Special Lunch with 'Green' Vegetables at Ward Office

Asao Ward of Kawasaki City in Kanagawa Prefecture has begun serving eco-frie...
 
UNIQLO Collects over One Million Pieces of Used Clothing in March Campaign

October 16, 2009

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UNIQLO Collects over One Million Pieces of Used Clothing in March Campaign

UNIQLO Co., a leading Japanese clothing retailer, announced on May 29, 2009,...
 
Survey shows Big Jump in Office Workers Bringing Drink Containers to Work

October 14, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Survey shows Big Jump in Office Workers Bringing Drink Containers to Work

Mizkan Group, a Japanese food and seasoning manufacturing group, conducted a s...
 
MOE Releases Home Appliance Recycling Results in FY2008

October 9, 2009

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MOE Releases Home Appliance Recycling Results in FY2008

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published a report on June 2, 2009, ab...
 
Shoulder Bags Made of Used Fire Hoses Go on Sale

September 15, 2009

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Shoulder Bags Made of Used Fire Hoses Go on Sale

A new line of carrying bags, made of discarded fire hoses, has been on the m...
 
Next Energy and Resources Co. Finds Use for 25 year-old Solar Panels

August 3, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Next Energy and Resources Co. Finds Use for 25 year-old Solar Panels

Next Energy and Resources Co., a Japanese company that supports the use of n...
 
Panasonic Group Company Wins 'Supply Chain Resource Conservation Model Grand Prize'

July 26, 2009

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Panasonic Group Company Wins 'Supply Chain Resource Conservation Model Grand Prize'

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan announced on March 1...
 
Mazda Develops World's First Automatic Bumper Recycling Process

July 24, 2009

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Mazda Develops World's First Automatic Bumper Recycling Process

Mazda Motor Corp., one of Japan's leading automakers, announced on March 23, 200...
 
Japanese Firm Aims to Achieve Zero Packaging Waste with 'ECO-TURN'

July 10, 2009

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Japanese Firm Aims to Achieve Zero Packaging Waste with 'ECO-TURN'

ASKUL Corporation, a Tokyo-based total office support service provider, laun...
 
New Solar Film Utilizing Indoor Light to be Commercialized by 2010 in Japan

June 27, 2009

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New Solar Film Utilizing Indoor Light to be Commercialized by 2010 in Japan

Toppan Forms Co., a Japanese information management solution company, announ...
 
Certification and Dissemination System for Recycled Food Enters Operational Stage

June 25, 2009

Policy / Systems

 

Certification and Dissemination System for Recycled Food Enters Operational Stage

The Japan Food Industry Center (JFIC) and the Japan Soil Association (JSA) began...
 
Elephants and Sweet Potatoes to Feed Osaka's Closed-Loop Project to Mitigate Heat Island Effects

June 23, 2009

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Elephants and Sweet Potatoes to Feed Osaka's Closed-Loop Project to Mitigate Heat Island Effects

The mayor of Osaka, Kunio Hiramatsu, announced on February 18, 2009, that t...
 
Seiyu Introduces Biodegradable PLA Containers

June 19, 2009

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Seiyu Introduces Biodegradable PLA Containers

Seiyu Ltd., a major Japanese supermarket chain, announced on March 13, 2009,...
 
Revised Law Requires Recycling of Additional Home Appliances

June 3, 2009

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Revised Law Requires Recycling of Additional Home Appliances

An amendment to the Law for the Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances ...
 
Japanese Gov't Launches Study Group to Research Recovery of Phosphorus from Sewage

May 20, 2009

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Japanese Gov't Launches Study Group to Research Recovery of Phosphorus from Sewage

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) announced...
 
Green School Festivals Spreading in Japan

May 2, 2009

Education

 

Green School Festivals Spreading in Japan

University students in Japan are working to make their annual school festivals m...
 
Local Governments' Efforts to Reduce Plastic Bags Spread Nationwide

April 28, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Local Governments' Efforts to Reduce Plastic Bags Spread Nationwide

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan conducted a nationwide surve...
 
Used Bottle Caps Funding Polio Vaccines for World's Children

April 15, 2009

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Used Bottle Caps Funding Polio Vaccines for World's Children

The Ecocap Movement, a Japanese nonprofit organization (NPO) in Yokohama, Ka...
 
NIMS Develops Simplified Method to Recover Rare Metals from Urban Mine

April 7, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

NIMS Develops Simplified Method to Recover Rare Metals from Urban Mine

Japan's National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) announced that it had...
 
No More Plastics Bags: McDonald's Promotes Simpler Packaging

April 2, 2009

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No More Plastics Bags: McDonald's Promotes Simpler Packaging

As part of its efforts to reduce environmental impact, McDonald's Japan bega...
 
Test Project on Bioethanol Fuel from Rice Straw Starts in Akita

March 28, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Test Project on Bioethanol Fuel from Rice Straw Starts in Akita

The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries recently annou...
 
Mold Found to Decompose Biodegradable Plastics Effectively

March 27, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Mold Found to Decompose Biodegradable Plastics Effectively

Japan's National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences announced on Oct...
 
Most of Japanese Municipalities Collect PET Bottles Separately

March 7, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Most of Japanese Municipalities Collect PET Bottles Separately

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan released on October 28, 2008,...
 
Japanese NPO Promoting Food Bank to Make Effective Use of Food

February 24, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japanese NPO Promoting Food Bank to Make Effective Use of Food

A Japanese food bank operates to collect food products that are discarded du...
 
AIST Releases Software that Analyzes Product Life Cycles for Environmental Impact

February 17, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

AIST Releases Software that Analyzes Product Life Cycles for Environmental Impact

Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) ...
 
Teijin Fibers Closed-Loop Recycling System Welcomes 100th Participant

February 12, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Teijin Fibers Closed-Loop Recycling System Welcomes 100th Participant

Teijin Fibers Limited, a Japanese polyester polymers, fibers and textiles co...
 
Panasonic to Halve Use of Glass Material by Expanding the Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

January 26, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Panasonic to Halve Use of Glass Material by Expanding the Recycling of Fluorescent Lamps

Panasonic Corp. announced on August 21, 2008, that it will expand the recycling ...
 
Results Presented of Nationwide Survey for Promoting System of Charging for Plastic Bags

January 12, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Results Presented of Nationwide Survey for Promoting System of Charging for Plastic Bags

The Nationwide Network Conducting 3Rs for Containers and Packages (3R Network) o...
 
Over 600 Stores in Nagoya City to Charge for Plastic Shopping Bags

January 5, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Over 600 Stores in Nagoya City to Charge for Plastic Shopping Bags

The Nagoya City government in Aichi prefecture will start a scheme to charg...
 
Ninety Percent of Shoppers Carry Own Bags After Supermarkets in Yamagata Start Charging for Plastic Bags

January 4, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Ninety Percent of Shoppers Carry Own Bags After Supermarkets in Yamagata Start Charging for Plastic Bags

The mayor of Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture in northern Japan announced at a...
 
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