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Market Enterprise Amagasaki City begins collaboration with “Oikura” in unnecessary item reuse business

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Amagasaki City begins collaboration with “Oikura” in unnecessary items reuse project
~Introducing new reuse measures to reduce waste and improve convenience~ ……
Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture (Mayor: Makoto Matsumoto) and Market Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative Director and President: Yasushi Kobayashi, TSE Prime Securities Code 3135, hereinafter “Market Enterprise”) announced on December 25, 2023 ( From Monday, we will conclude an agreement regarding a reuse project aimed at solving issues in local communities and will begin our
collaboration. Using the reuse platform “Oikura” operated by Market Enterprise, we will build a system to reuse unnecessary items without throwing them away, aiming to reduce waste in Amagasaki City and create a recycling-oriented society.
■Challenges in Amagasaki City and solutions through “Oikura” Up until now, Amagasaki City has been promoting awareness and efforts on reuse through the “Citizen Workshop” initiative, but the items reused through this initiative are only a small portion of the large-sized garbage generated within the city. It was. In addition, although the emphasis on environmental education has improved citizens’ understanding of reuse, this has not led to changes in citizens’ behavior to actually engage in reuse, which the city views as an issue. With Oikura, if you wish, you can come to your home and make an on-site purchase, making it easier to sell large or heavy items. In addition, products covered by the Home Appliance Recycling Law, such as refrigerators and washing machines, are also eligible if they are still usable, and the sale and delivery of unwanted items can be done as soon as the same day the purchase request is made through Oikura. It is hoped that by allowing citizens to easily sell their unwanted items through Oikura, the amount of waste disposed of as garbage and incinerated will be reduced, and that this experience will lead to further understanding of reuse and the promotion of
initiatives. can. Please note that not only will citizens be responsible for the costs associated with using the service, but Amagasaki City will also not be responsible for any costs associated with using the service.
■About the future
From 15:00 on Monday, December 25th (publication time may change), the website of Amagasaki City
( .html) will be posted, and you will be able to directly apply for bulk assessment of unnecessary items. The collaboration between Amagasaki City and “Oikura” is expected to further revitalize secondary distribution and realize a recycling-oriented society, reduce unnecessary items in society as a whole, and also reduce the amount and cost of waste processed by local governments. be connected. In addition, through this initiative, citizens will become aware that they can easily reuse unnecessary items by selling them, which will increase the number of options for “reusing rather than discarding” and will help meet the diversifying needs for disposing of unnecessary items. Masu. In addition, it will lead to a change in citizens’ awareness of reuse and the promotion of the creation of a
recycling-oriented society. Through this joint effort between the public and private sectors, we aim to solve both social and economic issues toward the creation of a recycling-oriented society.
■Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture
Amagasaki City is a core city located in the southeastern part of Hyogo Prefecture with a population of 450,000 people, and in 2016 it celebrated its 100th anniversary as a city. Hanshin Electric Railway, JR Railway, and Hankyu Railway run from east to west, allowing you to access Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto, and Nara without changing trains, and the three Kansai airports can be reached within an hour, making it a very convenient town. There are also no mountains and few slopes, making it ideal for walking or cycling. Facilities that are directly connected to daily life, such as shopping centers, hospitals, and public facilities, are nearby, so you can live with peace of mind, and there are extensive shopping facilities, so you can find everything you want without having to go far. The city continues to develop with an industrial area in the south, a commercial area in the center, and a residential area in the north, and the city has undergone a major transformation from an industrial area to a residential area, and its future development potential and excellent transportation convenience. is highly rated.
Population: 454,699 (219,463 men, 235,236 women) (November 1, 2023) Number of households: 225,8332 households (as of November 1, 2023) Area: 50.71 square kilometers
■Market Enterprise Co., Ltd.
Market Enterprise has continued to grow since its establishment in 2006, with a focus on online reuse businesses, as well as media and mobile communications businesses, with the vision of becoming an “optimized trading company that realizes a sustainable society.” Masu. In June 2015, the company was listed on the TSE Mothers. After changing the market to the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in February 2021, it will be listed on the Prime Market in April 2022. The online reuse business continues to expand with services such as “Highly,” the reuse platform “Oikura,” and the export of used agricultural equipment to over 80 countries. Achieved a total of 7.1 million people. With the introduction of Amagasaki City’s “Oikura” service, the number of local governments nationwide has reached 93.
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