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Waste and Recycling

To achieve zero emissions of waste (an industrial waste recycling ratio of 99 percent or more), the Chugai Group aims to increase its recycling ratio and further reduce its amount of landfill waste.

Waste Reduction

Industrial Waste in 2016
In 2016, the amount of industrial waste generated was 2,550 tons, a 10 percent decrease compared with 2015. Waste oils and waste alkalis increased by 41 tons and 24 tons, respectively, but generation of all other industrial waste decreased. The decreased waste is mainly due to a decrease of all other industrial waste generated.
The recycling ratio was 78.2 percent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from 2015, falling slightly short of our targeted recycling ratio of 80 percent or higher. The final disposal ratio was 1.0 percent, unchanged from 2015 and within our target of 2 percent or lower. In terms of progress against a target of achieving zero emissions at more than three facilities, three facilities have reached a recycling rate of greater than 97%.

Industrial Waste Generated by Type
Graph: Industrial Waste Generated by Type

Waste Recycled and Recycling Ratio*1
Graph: Waste Recycled and Recycling Ratio

Amount of landfill waste Final disposal rate*2
Graph: Industrial Landfill Waste and Final Disposal Ratio

Proper Disposal of Waste Materials
Twice a year, Chugai holds conferences for persons in charge of waste, mainly those at plants and research laboratories.
These conferences help avoid illegal disposal, and reduce waste risk by informing those concerned of revisions in waste disposal laws and regulations and by providing proper disposal information. In terms of waste disposal methods, they are now also obligated to make an effort to conduct on-site verification of waste disposal contractor facilities. In 2016, on-site verification was carried out at 60% of waste disposal contractor facilities, clearing the 2016 target of 40%.

Reduction in PPC Paper Used
The amount of PPC paper purchased decreased 2.6 percent compared with 2015. This was largely due to measures such as reducing the amount of printed handouts for meetings and encouraging printing of multiple pages per side and double-side printing. We also continued to promote the purchase of PPC paper that is compliant with Japan’s Green Purchasing Law (100% recycled paper, FSC certification, etc.).

PPC Paper Purchased
Graph: PPC Paper Purchased

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