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.
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 CANS
Mandatory mark under Recycling law for beverage packaging containers made from steel to promote sorted collection
| PETROLIUM PRODUCT MADE
WITH USE OF POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) RESIN
|RETURNABLE GLASS BOTTLES|
| PRODUCT WITH OVER 25% RECYCLED POLYETHYLENE
TEREPHTHALATE (PET) RESIN
|100% RECYCLED PAPER|
|PERSONAL COMPUTER RECYCLE MARK|
| Ni-Cd (Nickel-Cadmium)
| 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 MARK
A product approved by the Japan Environmental Association to be of least adverse impact to the environment
| GREEN MARK
Recycled waste paper
| 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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