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.

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.