In the facility, run by a joint venture between Toyota Tsusho, Veolia Japan and Kojima Sangyo named PLANIC, 40.000 tons per year of waste plastic from various sources across Japan will be turned into new plastic materials.
With the new facility, PLANIC reacts to an increasing plastic pollution problem in Japan. Most of the waste plastic in Japan is now being incinerated, landfilled or sent overseas. Japan’s 3R’s campaign – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle – aims to turn this around and promotes more domestic plastic recycling.
PLANIC’s new plastic recycling facility will process about 40.000 metric tons per year of plastic material coming from various sources such as automobiles, home appliances, palettes and containers, and packaging materials from distribution centers and shopping centers. The plant will be located in Omaezaki City, Shizuoka Prefecture and will be fully operational by mid-2021.