Kurita Industries Co., Ltd.
Collaboration agreement concluded to promote recycling of used disposable diapers in Hamamatsu City
Kurita Water Industries, Ltd. (Headquarters: Nakano-ku, Tokyo, President: Hirohiko Ejiri) is working on an initiative to realize the recycling of used disposable diapers in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture (Mayor: Yusuke Nakano, hereinafter referred to as Hamamatsu City) (hereinafter referred to as this initiative). ), Hamamatsu City, Recycle Clean Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Representative Director: Taro Fujishiro), and our company have formed a partnership to promote the recycling of used disposable diapers. The agreement was signed today. Our company will promote this initiative by collaborating mainly in proposing the use of the used disposable diaper separation processing device “Kurita Sams System (R)” (hereinafter referred to as the device) and conducting
demonstration tests using used disposable diapers. To go.
Hamamatsu City revised the “Hamamatsu City General Waste Treatment Basic Plan” in March 2022, and set goals such as reducing the total amount of waste generated by both households and businesses and improving the recycling rate by 2028. We are promoting initiatives to reduce waste and recycle resources. Among these, the proportion of used disposable diapers in the city is estimated to be around 7% to 9% of the total (in fiscal 2022), both from the general public and businesses. Recycling used disposable diapers has become one of the issues.
This device sterilizes, cleans, and disassembles used disposable diapers, which were traditionally incinerated, and separates them into plastics and pulp, making it possible to recycle them. Application of this device is expected to reduce the amount of waste, energy consumption associated with incineration, and CO2 emissions. As the city takes concrete steps to realize the recycling of used disposable diapers, it is important to note that it takes up little space but has high processing capacity, and can flexibly respond to increases and decreases in processing volume by adjusting the number of operations and number of units installed. This agreement was reached based on the comprehensive evaluation of the product’s low odor and hygienic properties.
In the future, we will conduct a demonstration test of sorting and processing used disposable diapers discharged and collected in Hamamatsu City using this equipment owned by our company. In addition, in parallel with this demonstration test, our company aims to commercialize used disposable diaper recycling in Hamamatsu City, and the three parties are working together to consider candidate sites for resource recycling facilities and deal with legal permits. To go. This project follows on from our efforts with Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, and by proposing and providing recycling of used disposable diapers using this device, we will be able to utilize this device mainly for waste disposal companies and local governments. By supporting the effective use of certain resources and reducing the amount of waste, energy consumption associated with its incineration, and CO2 emissions, we aim to contribute to the creation of a recycling-oriented economy and society and to the realization of a decarbonized society. .
・Our press release dated November 21, 2023: Started business development of “Kurita Sams System (R)”, a used disposable diaper separation processing device
・Our press release dated January 16, 2024: We have started a demonstration experiment to realize the recycling of used disposable diapers in Kamakura City
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