Japan Partnership for Circular Economy

Japan Partnership for Circular Economy


Yokosuka recycle plant project

[Company / organization] TBM Co., Ltd.

Launch of the business

The Yokosuka recycling plant project started on August 30, 2021. The plant is scheduled to be operational in the fall of 2022.

Description of technology and business model

In this project, TBM plans to operate one of the largest recycling plants in Japan (processing capacity: approximately 40,000 tons per year). The plant is equipped with facilities to collect, automatically sort, and recycle used LIMEX and waste plastics, and aims to reduce CO2 emissions and consumption of natural resources through material recycling, which reuses waste as raw materials instead of incinerating them.

With the introduction of an automatic sorting line that we jointly developed with manufacturers, the plant will be able to actively accept and recycle miscellaneous business-related waste plastics from offices and factories, which are often incinerated.

The plant will collect used LIMEX, which is used by more than 6,000 companies and organizations as a substitute material for plastic and paper, and waste plastic, which remains in Japan and is increasingly in need of processing, in cooperation with collection and transportation companies in Yokosuka City to promote material recycling.

The plant has been certified as a "Select Kanagawa NEXT" project by Kanagawa Prefecture, a measure to attract companies to the prefecture with the aim of revitalizing the economy and creating jobs.

Achievements and goals

The outline of the Yokosuka recycling plant is as follows.

- Location: Part of 58-8, Shinmei-cho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture

- Site area: 13,693.50 m². 

- Building floor area: 7,859.85 square meters 

- Processing volume: Approx. 40,000 tons/year 

- Production volume: approx. 24,000 t/year 

- Start of operation: Autumn 2022 (planned)

URLs introducing the project

TBM launches a project for one of the largest recycling plants in Japan that automatically sorts and recycles LIMEX and plastics in Yokosuka City