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Use of Resources and Waste

Use of Resources

Use of Resources Policy

The FPCO Group is aware that making proper use of resources is an important environmental challenge, because existing resources are limited while more and more resources are required amid the expansion of business activities.
In addition, we believe that we must strive to make effective use of resources in accordance with the 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) concept rather than the one-way mass consumption of resources for business.
The FPCO Group will work intensively to reduce the consumption of resources in its products and services and positively expand and proceed with the FPCO Method Recycling business of recycling used food containers from general households into food containers for reuse.
It will also work positively to suppress waste emissions from business activities and to recycle the waste into resources. The FPCO Group will endeavor to make proper and effective use of resources together with suppliers, parties to whom products and other goods are sold and other stakeholders.

<Trends in Material Consumption>

Plastics 170,809 tons 180,003 tons 175,167 tons
Other (such as additives) 4,843 tons 4,716 tons 6,629 tons
Total 175,652 tons 184,719 tons 181,796 tons

<Targets of Amounts of Input Material>

  • - Food trays: 10,000 tons per year (for FY2020)
  • - PET bottles: 75,000 tons per year (for FY2020)

<Actual Amounts of Products Recycled>

Foam trays 6,420 tons 6,215 tons 6,161 tons
Transparent containers 1,989 tons 2,125 tons 2,239 tons
PET bottles 31,000 tons 37,000 tons 48,500 tons


Waste Policy

The FPCO Group recognizes that the reduction of waste emissions and the proper treatment of waste are important environmental issues, given that the expansion of business activities leads to an increase in waste emissions.
In addition, we believe that we must strive to reduce waste emissions in accordance with the 3R (reduce, reuse and recycle) concept rather than the one-way mass consumption of resources for business.
The Group will work on waste reduction by increasing the reuse of resources in business activities to reduce resources consumption and by conducting its independent circular recycling of terrestrial resources, such as used trays and PET bottles.

Quantitative Targets Formulated Voluntarily for Waste Reduction

Reduce the final waste disposal rate to less than 1% by FY2020


Recycled waste 3,646 tons 5,019t 5,279 tons
Non-recycled waste 21 tons 26 tons 29 tons
Final waste disposal rate 0.58% 0.52% 0.55%

* Scope of data collection: Production plants and recycling plants of the FPCO Group

* No fines or penalties related to the environment were incurred during the fiscal years mentioned above.

Targets set voluntarily for individual processes with a view towards waste reduction

  • - Suppress the generation of losses or unwanted substances by revising production processes by FY2020.
  • - Carry out the more detailed separation of waste to increase the recycling ratio by FY2020.

<Actual Water Discharge>

447,648㎥ 465,605㎥ 481,626㎥