Recycling plant operation

We operate the world's first plant that automatically sorts and recycles collected LIMEX and general-purpose plastics using near-infrared sorting technology. The Yokosuka Plant, which was completed in November 2022, is one of the largest mechanical recyclign plant in Japan. We will promote a material circulation model through mechanical recycling to realize a recycling-oriented society.

Recycling Plant

Site area
Building floor area
Processing volume
40,000 tons per year
Production volume
24,000 tons per year
58-9 Shinmeicho, Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture

The world's first plant that automatically sorts and recycles LIMEX and plastics

In cooperation with a major overseas sorting machine manufacturer,
we have developed a unique program that automatically sorts LIMEX from other materials such as plastic and paper.

One of the largest plastic recycling plants in Japan

The plant has an annual processing capacity of approx. 40,000 tons and an annual production capacity of approx. 24,000 tons of recycled pellets.
It is one of the largest mechanical recycling plants in Japan.

Became a pioneer in collection and recycling of plastic waste from households

While there is a demand for a recycling system that supports recycling of plastic resources,
this plant can sort and recycle miscellaneous waste plastics discharged from households.

Recycle miscellaneous business-related waste plastics that have been incinerated

With the introduction of an automatic sorting line, waste that was discharged from offices and factories that were previously incinerated
will be accepted and recycled.

At the Yokosuka Plant, in cooperation with Yokosuka City,
We are proceeding with demonstration experiments for mechanical recycling of used LIMEX and waste plastics.

Future plans

Expand in Japan and overseas

Using Yokosuka Plant as a model case, where used LIMEX and general-purpose plastics discharged from households are collected in bulk, automatically sorted within the factory, and recycled pellets are produced from each, various areas in Japan rely on incineration and heat recovery to process waste plastics. We will expand to. We also plan to roll out this scheme as a solution to building a recycling system in overseas areas where household plastic separation mechanisms are underdeveloped.

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