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SSI Shredding tackles tough scrap in Japan

SSI Shredding Systems, which has shredders operating in more than 65 countries across all seven continents, has highlighted its global…

Japanese seek second life for used nappies

Japanese disposable hygiene products manufacturer Unicharm has announced plans to set up a collection and recycling infrastructure for used absorbent…

Japan boosts chemical recycling to tackle plastics

Showa Denko has obtained a licence to process industrial waste and is ramping up its chemical technology to recycle plastic…

Establishing the complete ELV/WEEE plastic recycling chain in Japan

In 2018, Japan exported just over a million tons of plastics to other parts of Asia, down from 1.43 million…

Japan will recycle the Olympic flame

Japan is turning to recycled metals to create the torches used for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Sustainability is…

Galloo’s recycling technology is big in Japan

Group Galloo Recycling’s subsidiary Ad Rem is building the ‘largest and most advanced plastic recycling facility’ in Japan. The new…

Japanese specialists find answer to recovering precious metals from cars

Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan are investigating the selective dismantling of certain components from used vehicles to increase the…

Japan environment minister calls for waste-to-energy reduction

Japan’s state minister of the environment Minoru Kiuchi has said his country ‘needs to gradually shift to other forms of…

Plutonium fuel recycling venture the only ‘realistic method’ for Japan

Japan has built up a large plutonium stockpile, sparking international debate as to what will happen with the high-risk material….

Smart sorting could save Japan’s car recyclers US$ 287

Japan – Sorting end-of-life car parts into 8 classes could increase recycling rates of alloy elements to over 97% in…

Suzuki exceeds Japan’s car recycling targets

Asia – Suzuki Motor Corporation recycled 392 998 end-of-life vehicles in Japan in the period April 2016-March 2017. The carmaker’€™s…