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.
- 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.
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.