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Environmentally Friendly, Proprietary Technologies
We have succeeded in mass production by creating our unique manufacturing method, the Pure Additive™ method (forming circuits by heaping only the necessary number of necessary materials), which combines metal inkjet printing and electroless copper plating processes from the conventional manufacturing method (Subtractive method: layering materials and scraping off unnecessary materials).
About resource recycling of used ink cartridges
We have realized the first system in Japan to collect and reuse used cartridges of inkjet printers on a nationwide scale.
Realization of a recycling-oriented society through solar power generation
Niimi Solar Company
Currently, various technologies are being used to recycle solar panels, but our "Solar Panel Pyrolysis Plant using Sakumoto’s Method" is the only technology in the world that can decompose organic matter without emitting carbon dioxide and extract high-purity materials from solar panels.
Remanufacturing of Multifunction Devices
Since 1992, Canon has undertaken remanufacturing of used multifunction devices.We collect used devices and break them down into parts, which are washed and cleaned using optimal techniques.
Toner Cartridge Closed-Loop Recycling
In 1990, Canon launched its Toner Cartridge Recycling Program, the first such program in the industry. The program continues to operate today.
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 of Flake to Preform (F-to-P) Direct Recycling Technology for PET Bottles
Suntory Holdings Limited Kyoei Industry
Suntory Holdings, which owns the beverage manufacturer Suntory Beverage & Foodl, and Kyoei Industry, a recycled materials manufacturer involved in the recycling, processing and sale of synthetic resins, have been advancing activities to reduce the environmental impact of PET bottle production,
Investing in the world's first plastic waste reduction bond
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
In July 2020, Henkel in Germany issued the world's first corporate bond with limited use of funds for the purpose of reducing plastics waste. Dai-ichi Life and Dai-ichi Frontier Life have collaborated with Henkel for issuance and purchased the entire issuance amount.
Reuse Products Business
RICOH Company, Ltd.
Since the introduction of our first recycled copier in 1997, Ricoh has continuously expanded the lineup of recycled models.
Recycling of used lithium-ion batteries
DOWA ECO-SYSTEM CO., LTD.
In October 2018, we participated in a joint collection scheme for used lithium-ion batteries launched by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, and ECO-SYSTEM AKITA CO., LTD. and ECO-SYSTEM SANYO CO., LTD. registered as the battery recycling facilities.
Lithium Supply Chain in the Next Mobility Strategy of Toyota Tsusho
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
With an eye towards acquiring lithium resources, Toyota Tsusho began to conduct studies on global mining reserves in 2008, just as the popularity of lithium-ion batteries began to surge.
Renewable Energy Strategy of Toyota Tsusho
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Renewable energy business of Toyota Tsusho started in the US wind power generation business in 1987m and since then, it has expanded mainly in Europe and the US, and started the business in Japan in 1999, and now has the largest power generation capacity of 3.4GW(gross) in Japan.