Download: J4CE Noteworthy Cases/Initiatives 2022
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Overseas Development of Infrastructure Maintenance Business
MITSUI & CO., LTD. SHO-BOND Holdings Co., Ltd.
SHO-BOND is a domestic leader in comprehensive maintenance support. It is engaged in research and development of construction methods and materials centering on the design and construction of roads, bridges, railways, ports, and buildings.
Development and Practical Implementation of Used Plastic Recycling Technology by R Plus Japan, a Cross-Industry Joint Venture Company
R Plus Japan Suntory Holdings Limited
In accordance with the Suntory Group's Plastic Policy, Suntory MONOZUKURI Expert has been working with Anellotech, a US biochemical venture company, on the joint development of PET bottles made from 100% plant-derived materials.
Dow-Toppan Circular Economy Project for International Sports Competitions
TOPPAN INC. Dow Chemical Japan Limited
The two companies signed an MOU for a long-term strategic partnership for the Tokyo 2020 Games, which increased opportunities for new business development.
Promotion of recycling building material resources by upgrading the routine collection system
TAISEI CORPORATION Network Alliance Corporation
The National Permit System, which aims that building material manufacturers recycle scrap of their own products as raw materials, is an ideal system for recycling scrap of noncombustible building material which are difficult to recycle.
Value networks creation between organizations for circular economy
Circular Economy Association
We aim to establish the support system on value network creation for circular economy between organizations in accordance with the following approaches.
Building renovation "TENNOZ Rim"
We are promoting the following activities based on a circular economy concept. One example is building renovation: A building that we had used as a showroom and for other purposes for nearly 20 years was renovated through a joint effort with our partners.
Concrete with Recycled Cement using Waste Fresh Ready-Mixed Concrete Sludge. 「Eco-Crete R3」
Concrete work involves unavoidable waste of about 1% to 2% of the ordered concrete and there may be surplus. When surplus concrete is returned to the ready-mixed concrete plant, the aggregates are removed and the remaining cement content(sludge) is discarded as industrial waste.
Development and use of new sustainable material: an eco-conscious flooring substrate
In the area of housing materials, we exclusively developed an eco-conscious wood-based flooring substrate that utilizes 100% recycled wooden materials (excluding glue) made from construction waste.
Manufacture and sale of CfFA (Carbon-free Fly Ash): a concrete admixture that makes effective use of coal fly ash
Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd.
At the Ishinomaki Mill of Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., the energy required for paper production is obtained from private power generation, and about 40,000 tons of coal ash is occured annually.
Materials Recovery Partnership Initiative
TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION
The concept of "resource complexes" seeks to take advantage of the fact that different materials industries have different preference materials (materials needed for products) and repellents (materials that are unnecessary or cause problems in products and processes), and to work toward the mutual exchange of preference materials and repellents among materials industries.
Japan’s First High-Rise Hybrid Wood-Built Hotel Using Hokkaido-Grown Pine
MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD.
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. ("Mitsubishi Estate") will open The Royal Park Canvas – Sapporo Odori Park in Sapporo, Hokkaido on October 1, 2021. This will be Japan's first high-rise hybrid wood-built hotel.
Building a recycling scheme for scrap iron
Jointly with Tokyo Steel Co., Ltd., we started a recycling scheme for scrap iron in July 2013. In this scheme, we recover the scrap iron from used home appliances and Tokyo Steel makes it into steel sheets. We then purchase the sheets back as a material for our products.