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RECYCLE MARKS IN JAPAN

Post: Tuesday October 2, 2012

There are so many things around us and all are made from various substances.

 

In Japan, we are requested to separate trash according to each ward regulations so that recycling is possible. To sort them correctly, it’s important that we  uunderstand what the marks below mean and represent. Trash sorting regulations   vary according to where you live. Please contact your local ward office for recycling details of your neighborhood.

 

rrr


A mark made by the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle promotion council to urge active participation and cooperation towards the  3R movement

 

 

List of Environmental labels and identification marks

 

steel  STEEL CANS
 Mandatory mark under Recycling  law for beverage packaging  containers made from steel to promote sorted collection
 ALUMINUM CANS
pet  PETROLIUM PRODUCT MADE
 WITH USE OF POLYETHYLENE  TEREPHTHALATE (PET) RESIN
 PLASTIC
 PAPER
RR  RETURNABLE GLASS BOTTLES
cardboard  CARDBOARD
cd  PRODUCT WITH OVER 25% RECYCLED POLYETHYLENE
 TEREPHTHALATE (PET) RESIN
r100  100% RECYCLED PAPER
PC recycle  PERSONAL COMPUTER RECYCLE MARK
ni-cdni-mhli-ion  Ni-Cd (Nickel-Cadmium)
 Ni-MH (Nickel-metal-hydride)
 Li-ion (Lithium-Ion)]
mobile  MOBILE RECYCLE NETWORK  LOGOMARK
 A mark of proof of stores that recover and collect mobile phones, PHS, battery chargers, batteries for free of charge in effort to recycle metal scraps that can be taken from them.
ecology  ECOLOGY MARK
 A product approved by the Japan  Environmental Association to be of least adverse impact to the environment
tree  GREEN MARK
 Recycled waste paper
3r  PC GREEN LABEL
 Personal Computers that are designed and manufactured according to environmentally friendly standards
 GENERAL STEEL CANS
 18 LITER STEEL CANS
 A mark to promote recycling of 18 Liter steel cans

 

 

*Have you ever heard of NPO Ecocap Movement?
They collect caps of plastic bottles and sell them to recyclers.
The profit is donated to provide vaccine to children in developing countries.
Please see below for more information:   http://ecocap007.com/aboutecocap.html

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