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Oyster Shells Increase Nameko Mushroom Yield by 10 %

August 22, 2005

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Oyster Shells Increase Nameko Mushroom Yield by 10 %

As of March, 2005, the Ishikawa Forest Experiment Station in Ishikawa Prefecture...
 
Sendai City Promotes Organic-Waste-for-Fresh-Vegetables Exchange

August 18, 2005

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Sendai City Promotes Organic-Waste-for-Fresh-Vegetables Exchange

The exchange of organic waste for fresh vegetables has started on a trial basis ...
 
Volumes of Waste in Japan Decreased Slightly in FY 2002

August 16, 2005

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Volumes of Waste in Japan Decreased Slightly in FY 2002

The Ministry of the Environment of Japan announced on January 21, 2005 that the ...
 
Patent Granted for 'Defibrated' Material and Wood Waste Recycling

August 10, 2005

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Patent Granted for 'Defibrated' Material and Wood Waste Recycling

The Agricultural Research Division of the Mie Prefectural Science and Technology...
 
Consortium Develops Integrated Circuit Tag Waste Tracking System

July 30, 2005

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Consortium Develops Integrated Circuit Tag Waste Tracking System

The Japan Research Institute, Ltd. (JRI), a consulting and systems integration c...
 
Fuel Cell Being Tested for World's First Application in Agriculture

June 26, 2005

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Fuel Cell Being Tested for World's First Application in Agriculture

GS Yuasa Corp., a major Japanese manufacturer of batteries and power supply syst...
 
Fluorocarbons Recovery from Scrapped Cars Estimated at 23%

June 19, 2005

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Fluorocarbons Recovery from Scrapped Cars Estimated at 23%

On December 24, 2004, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment released survey r...
 
Kyoto Community Recycles 50,000 Liters/Year of Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

June 13, 2005

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Kyoto Community Recycles 50,000 Liters/Year of Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

The Tango Nature Conservancy Association, an incorporated nonprofit organization...
 
NEC to Plant Trees as Part of Computer Recycling Program

June 5, 2005

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NEC to Plant Trees as Part of Computer Recycling Program

NEC Corp. and NEC Personal Products, Ltd. launched the NEC's Refreshed PC Affore...
 
Toyota Auto Body Co. Provides Eco-Friendly Toilets to Aichi Expo 2005

June 4, 2005

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Toyota Auto Body Co. Provides Eco-Friendly Toilets to Aichi Expo 2005

Toyota Auto Body Co., an affiliate of Toyota Motor Corp., is providing eco-frien...
 
'Eco Term Deposit' Interest Rate Depends on Community's Waste Reduction Results

June 4, 2005

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'Eco Term Deposit' Interest Rate Depends on Community's Waste Reduction Results

Tsuruga Shinkin Bank, a local credit union in Japan's Fukui Prefecture, is accep...
 
Phosphorus Fertilizer to be Manufactured from Treated Sewage Sludge

June 3, 2005

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Phosphorus Fertilizer to be Manufactured from Treated Sewage Sludge

The city of Gifu in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, announced on 24 January 2005...
 
Yokohama City and NPO Recycle Dry Cell Batteries for Cameras

May 31, 2005

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Yokohama City and NPO Recycle Dry Cell Batteries for Cameras

Yokohama City in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo, launched a project to reus...
 
67% of Municipalities See Fee-Based Waste Collection As Effective

May 13, 2005

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67% of Municipalities See Fee-Based Waste Collection As Effective

The Japan Association of Waste Sanitation Organizations announced in November 20...
 
Quality Fertilizer Developed from Rice Husk Ashes

May 8, 2005

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Quality Fertilizer Developed from Rice Husk Ashes

The National Agricultural Research Center and Takata Engineering Corp. of Japan ...
 
User- and Eco-Friendly Strand Board Produced from Thinned Wood

May 7, 2005

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User- and Eco-Friendly Strand Board Produced from Thinned Wood

Shinwa Mokuzai Co., a wood processing company in Gifu Prefecture, has develop...
 
Unitika Ltd. Develops World's First High Temperature-Resistant Polylactic Acid

May 5, 2005

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Unitika Ltd. Develops World's First High Temperature-Resistant Polylactic Acid

Polylactic acid resin is a type of biodegradable plastic derived from biomass re...
 
Shared Bus-Taxi Powered by Used Cooking Oil Encourages Community Interaction

April 23, 2005

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Shared Bus-Taxi Powered by Used Cooking Oil Encourages Community Interaction

Tottori Ecotown 2020, an incorporated nonprofit organization in Tottori Prefectu...
 
Major European Fashion Brands Adopt Paper Fiber

April 22, 2005

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Major European Fashion Brands Adopt Paper Fiber

A new trend of using paper fiber for fabrics has been spreading among prestigiou...
 
Kyoto City Enacts Japan's 1st Local Global Warming Countermeasure Ordinance

April 16, 2005

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Kyoto City Enacts Japan's 1st Local Global Warming Countermeasure Ordinance

Japan's first local ordinance designed to curb global warming was adopted by Kyo...
 
Biomass Plastic to Be Used in Tableware at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan

March 31, 2005

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Biomass Plastic to Be Used in Tableware at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan

Tableware made from biodegradable biomass plastic will be used at the 2005 World...
 
Sharp Launches LCD TVs with Lead-Free Solder

March 29, 2005

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Sharp Launches LCD TVs with Lead-Free Solder

Sharp Corp., a Japanese major electronics maker, announced on December 20, 2004 ...
 
Waste Recycling Promotes Community Revitalization

March 24, 2005

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Waste Recycling Promotes Community Revitalization

An association of merchants in Waseda, a neighborhood in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, h...
 
Olympus Releases Eco-Glass Biological Microscope

March 23, 2005

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Olympus Releases Eco-Glass Biological Microscope

In November 2004, Olympus Corp. released a series of biological microscopes (mod...
 
Public Nuisance Complaints Exceed 100,000 in FY 2003

March 22, 2005

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Public Nuisance Complaints Exceed 100,000 in FY 2003

Japan's Environmental Disputes Coordination Commission, a national government ad...
 
Kyoto City's Biodiesel Project Wins Minister's Award

March 22, 2005

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Kyoto City's Biodiesel Project Wins Minister's Award

Kyoto City's Biodiesel Project won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fis...
 
New Car Recycling Facility in Japan's Seto Inland Sea Area

March 17, 2005

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New Car Recycling Facility in Japan's Seto Inland Sea Area

Tsuneishi Corporation, a shipbuilder headquartered in Numakuma-cho, Hiroshima, a...
 
Free IBM Japan Service Advises on Recycling of Used PCs

March 14, 2005

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Free IBM Japan Service Advises on Recycling of Used PCs

IBM Japan Ltd. launched a new service for corporate clients called Asset Recover...
 
IBM Japan, Okamura Tie Up to Reuse Discarded PC Plastics

March 7, 2005

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IBM Japan, Okamura Tie Up to Reuse Discarded PC Plastics

IBM Japan, Ltd. and Okamura Corp. announced on November 8, 2004 that they have s...
 
Cedar Bark Oil Absorbent Wins Eco Mark Certification

March 5, 2005

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Cedar Bark Oil Absorbent Wins Eco Mark Certification

The Japan Environment Association awarded Eco Mark certification on November ...
 
Kyoto City, Sony Commended for Biomass Use

March 4, 2005

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Kyoto City, Sony Commended for Biomass Use

On November 5, 2004 Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries cite...
 
Using Waste Oil Cuts Community Bus Fuel Costs in Hirata City

February 27, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Using Waste Oil Cuts Community Bus Fuel Costs in Hirata City

Hirata City, located in Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, announced in Octobe...
 
Winners of Japan's Recycling Technology Prize 2004 Announced

February 20, 2005

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Winners of Japan's Recycling Technology Prize 2004 Announced

The Organizing Committee for Japan's Waste Control and Recycling Technology Exhi...
 
Ongoing Efforts in Japan Target Household Food Waste

February 19, 2005

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Ongoing Efforts in Japan Target Household Food Waste

Japan faces an acute shortage of landfill sites. The Ministry of the Environment...
 
Researchers Aim for Bioethanol Production from Waste Paper

February 16, 2005

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Researchers Aim for Bioethanol Production from Waste Paper

Shingoshu Co., a package material manufacturer based in Shiga Prefecture in west...
 
Coca-Cola Japan Using Energy Derived from Coffee and Tea Residues

February 14, 2005

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Coca-Cola Japan Using Energy Derived from Coffee and Tea Residues

Coca-Cola Central Japan Co. began operating a methane fermentation system at its...
 
Toyota Auto Body to Provide Bio-Toilets for 2005 EXPO

January 31, 2005

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Toyota Auto Body to Provide Bio-Toilets for 2005 EXPO

Toyota Auto Body Co., an affiliate of the Toyota Motor Group, will provide bio-t...
 
Go for broke on Buy Nothing Day

January 31, 2005

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Go for broke on Buy Nothing Day

What are you doing on Saturday, November 27th? Why not leave your wallet home an...
 
Kyoto's Citizens Environmental Foundation Changes the Way People Think

January 28, 2005

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Kyoto's Citizens Environmental Foundation Changes the Way People Think

The Citizens Environmental Foundation (CEF), established in Kyoto in July 1992, ...
 
Japan Cabinet Office Creates Environmental Efficiency Improvement Indicators

January 26, 2005

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Japan Cabinet Office Creates Environmental Efficiency Improvement Indicators

The Department of National Accounts of the Economic and Social Research Institut...
 
Teijin Chemicals Develops Polycarbonate Recycling Technology

January 25, 2005

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Teijin Chemicals Develops Polycarbonate Recycling Technology

Japan's Teijin Chemicals Ltd. announced on October 5, 2004 that it has developed...
 
Japan Achieves High PET Bottle Collection Rate at 61%

January 24, 2005

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Japan Achieves High PET Bottle Collection Rate at 61%

The PET bottle collection rate in Japan was 61.0 percent in fiscal 2003, up 7.6 ...
 
Survey Shows Environmental Protection Leads to Economic Progress and General Well-Being

January 22, 2005

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Survey Shows Environmental Protection Leads to Economic Progress and General Well-Being

As a way of gauging the present status of environmental conservation activities ...
 
Japanese Research Group Generates Hydrogen from Bread Waste

January 21, 2005

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Japanese Research Group Generates Hydrogen from Bread Waste

Sapporo Breweries Ltd., Shimadzu Corp. and Hiroshima University have jointly dev...
 
DBJ Funds 2.5 Billion Yen for Construction Waste Recycling

January 20, 2005

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DBJ Funds 2.5 Billion Yen for Construction Waste Recycling

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) announced on October 4, 2004 that on Septemb...
 
Cosmetics Containing Sericin Becoming Popular

January 19, 2005

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Cosmetics Containing Sericin Becoming Popular

Sericin is an animal protein component of silk that accounts for about one fourt...
 
Sharp Releases Roof / Solar Cell Modules

January 17, 2005

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Sharp Releases Roof / Solar Cell Modules

On October 1, 2004, Sharp Corp., a leading Japanese manufacturer of photovolt...
 
School Lunch Milk Cartons Recycled in Masuda City

January 15, 2005

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School Lunch Milk Cartons Recycled in Masuda City

The Board of Education of Masuda City, Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, has ...
 
Mos Food Services Recycles Food Waste into Methane Gas

January 11, 2005

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Mos Food Services Recycles Food Waste into Methane Gas

Mos Food Services, Inc., a major Japanese burger chain with 1,467 stores across ...
 
Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign Held in Japan

January 5, 2005

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Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign Held in Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted an "Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign" ...
 
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