Creating a circular economy
through recycling

Thourhts put into RePLAYER™


The logo is surrounded by a circle to represent the circular economy, and the image is that RePLAYER™ exists in the circle of a new era created by everyone.
The arrow expresses the desire to positively reproduce the lifestyle and outlook on life by rethinking the scenery in front of us.


Creating a circular economy through recycling.

Under RePLAYER™, we will rethink the way we handle plastic waste and other waste products and reuse them as resources.
By developing new materials, recycling systems and value chains, we will create a robust circular economy loop that encompasses a broader part of society.

It's PEOPLE who always bring about changes in society.

In order to realize circular economy, it is important for each person to act as a PLAYER and start moving.
As Mitsui Chemicals, which inherits the spirit of "Human Mitsui," let's become a PLAYER that creates the future together while enjoying change with partner companies, customers, and consumers who make up the value chain.

BePLAYER™ may have a higher price than ordinary plastic. But our ambitions are just as high.

Efforts of RePLAYER

Introducing the recycling materials and related technologies currently provided and initiatives
by Mitsui Chemicals Group toward the realization of circular economy.

Materials & technologies contributing to mechanical recycling

This is a recycling method that takes plastic waste and other such waste and utilizes it as a raw material for the creation of new products. It follows reuse in terms of environmental impact reduction – and the Mitsui Chemicals Group is making a number of efforts here to help bring about a circular economy, including the offering of technologies and designs for improving recyclability.

Initiatives for chemical recycling

Chemical recycling is an approach that takes used resources such as plastic waste and breaks them down chemically and thermally to turn them back into pyrolysis oil, synthesis gas or other such raw materials and monomers. These materials can then be recycled into new plastics or chemical products.
With plastic waste often consisting of various plastics mixed together – and many packaging materials and the like being composite materials to begin with – there is a significant amount of waste that cannot be dealt with via material recycling, creating high hopes for the implementation of chemical recycling in society.

Industry-government-academia collaborations, local government collaborations and collaborative organizations

We are pursuing ties with various organizations as we look to help solve a range of issues - including plastic waste and ocean waste - and achieve a circular economy.