With the aim of minimizing the landfill rate for industrial waste to 1% or less, The Mitsui Chemicals Group is implementing waste reduction measures and recycling to reduce the landfill volume. In fiscal 2018, we achieved the goals set by Mitsui Chemicals Inc. and domestic affiliates, making a total of eight consecutive years of meeting these goals. Overseas affiliates have now achieved their goals for nine consecutive years.
The Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law was revised partially to tighten controls over inappropriate disposal of waste. Due to this revision, business operators who discharge 50 tons or more of specially controlled industrial waste must use an electronic manifest from fiscal 2020. To fully meet the requirements of the revised Law, we are preparing to use this electronic manifest not only for specially controlled industrial waste but for our entire industrial waste disposal operations.
Industrial Waste Treatment Process (FY2018)
*Unit: Thousand tons
*Any minor discrepancies in percentages are due to rounding.
*1Waste generated: Sludge (dry weight), waste plastics, soot and dust, etc.
*2Recycled waste volume: The value includes recycled plastic waste and waste oil used as a fuel.
*3Amount reduced: Amount reduced as a result of waste plastic incineration and waste acid neutralization.
Landfill Rate for Industrial Waste
* Landfill rate for industrial waste = (Onsite landfill + Off-site landfill) / Waste generated
*Recycling rate = Amount recycled externally / Waste sent off-site
*Scope of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.: Parent company production sites and the Sodegaura Center.
*Scope of domestic and overseas affiliates: Production sites operated by consolidated subsidiaries and affiliated companies eligible for Responsible Care support.