It is said that landfill sites in Japan will reach their full capacity in around 20.5 years (as of the end of FY2016). There is a risk that regulations regarding landfill disposal volume will be tightened in the future, and as a result, the upper limit of the volume will be reached or landfill will no longer be possible. If we were to make effective use of all landfill waste from our domestic consolidated subsidiaries by applying advanced processing, the processing cost of around 1.5 billion yen or more might be generated. We are reducing the landfill disposal volume of waste, by both reducing the volume of waste that we generate and making effective use of waste that has been generated, in our efforts to mitigate or avoid the above risk and help increase the number of years remaining before landfill sites reach their full capacity.
Effective Use of Waste
Compliance with laws and regulations
The Group did not commit any regulatory violations and was
not subject to any penalties in relation to the storage and
management (labeling, sorting, etc.) of waste, proper internal
disposal, outsourcing (contracts, manifests), or other aspects
of waste handling.
Target for Effective Use of Waste
A target for the effective use of waste was set for FY2020, and
the Group is taking measures for the effective use of waste.
Status of Reduction and Effective Use of Waste
Waste includes paper manufacturing sludge generated during
paper manufacturing stages, remnants produced during
processing, and ash produced during fuel combustion. Such
waste is appropriately treated to make it harmless and is used
In Japan, ash is used primarily as a raw material in cement
and roadbed material. Overseas, paper manufacturing sludge
is used as fertilizer and for other applications.
Going forward, the Group will work to reduce the amount of
waste generated and to expand effective utilization.
For details, go to ESG Data.