In order to create a sustainable world, we need to create a system which is easy for people to understand and participate. I believe that such system can be created by turning “traffic line of daily activities” into ”traffic line of sustainable activities”. Collection hub will be placed on our “traffic line of daily activities” – supermarkets, schools, hospitals, etc. It will directly function as “traffic line of sustainable activities”. Sustainable activities will be integrated into daily life. Otherwise, it will become too much of a bother – it will not become sustainable. Through the collaboration of consumers, major retailers, manufactures and government, we have already started clothes recycling project “FUKU-FUKU project”, and plastic products recycling project (PLA-PLUS project). We look forward to creating the further “traffic line of sustainable activities” with you!
|Corporate name||JEPLAN, INC.|
|Business||Developing new recycling technologies and systems that meet the various needs of consumers.|
|Representative||Michihiko Iwamoto CO-FOUNDER|
(Legal capital surplus included)
|1492 million Japanese Yen|
|Address||Kasumigaseki Bldg. 5F, Kasumigaseki 3-2-5, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, 100-6005, JAPAN
Imabari No.1 Plant: 4-2-25, Kinuboshi-cho, Imabari City, Ehime, 794-0813, JAPAN
Imabari No.2 Plant: 5-20, Higashitoriu-cho, Imabari City, Ehime, 794-0813, JAPAN
|Tel. / Fax.||Tel：+81-3-6273-3218 FAX：+81-3-6273-3220|
Born: 1964, Kagoshima
Iwamoto began his career in sales and marketing, and through his work, he felt responsible for recycling the production waste. He experienced 5 years for developing technologies for fiber recycling and enlightening its importance, and spent another 7 years for building the business model of fiber recycling. He founded JEPLAN INC. on January, 2007. His challenge continues and tries building the system of recycling all the post-consumer products to make this world better place by our resources recycling technology.
Born: 1980, Osaka
After graduating Tennoji High School attached to Osaka Kyoiku University, he entered the Chemical Engineering Department of Tokyo Institute of Technology. After graduating the university, he majored in Technology Management for Innovation at the University of Tokyo in 2004. He founded Japan Environment Planning with Iwamoto on January, 2007, after dropping out of University of Tokyo. He serves as COO at JEPLAN, and also teaches at Waseda University as a part-time teacher.
In order to create the sustainable world, JEPLAN has been building and running the recycling infrastructure under the concept of “traffic line of sustainable activities”.
Our recycling infrastructure can utilize “traffic line of daily activities” for “traffic line of sustainable activities”.
Collection hub will be placed on our “traffic line of daily activities” like supermarkets, schools, hospitals, etc, which all the consumers use for the daily activities.
This will directly play a role as “traffic line of sustainable activities”.
JEPLAN has launched the PLA-PLUS Project that aims to recycle 100% of the plastic product in Japan.
To connect consumers to recycling—this is the mission of the FUKU-FUKU Project. Companies participating in the project collect used clothing brought in to stores and other places by consumers and these used clothes are recycled to make bioethanol, coke, hydrocarbon oil, and other products.
JEPLAN has established a new technology that produces energy from textile products. Using this technology, a new bioethanol energy resource can be obtained from cotton waste.
Plastic materials in mobile phones and other devices are recycled into oil through a thermal cracking process, while metal parts are recycled and reused after metal refining.
|2014||Aug.||Increased the capital stock to 6.92 billion Japanese Yen (legal capital surplus included).|
|Apr.||Increased the capital stock to 20 million Japanese Yen.|
|Feb.||Carried out the ESD program collaborating with a kindergarten in Kanagawa, as a part of PLA-PLUS project.|
|2013||Nov.||Managed the 3rd PLA-PLUS project presented by Ministry of Environment.|
|Feb.||Managed the 2nd PLA-PLUS project presented by Ministry of Environment.|
|2012||Aug.||Selected as phase C of “Innovation Commercialization Venture Support Project” organized by NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization).|
|Mar.||Expanded the capacity of the bioethanol plant to 25,000 liters|
|Feb.||Launched the PLA-PLUS PROJECT (recycling of plastic products) demonstration experiments which supported by MOE|
|2011||Nov.||Expanded the capacity of the plastic to oil and rare-metal recycling plant|
|Aug.||Selected as phase B of “Innovation Commercialization Venture Support Project” organized by NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization).|
|June||India Mobile Phones Recycling project has been adopted in support project for Overseas Expansion of Japan’s Venous Industries by MOE/Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan|
|May||Adopted to the Eligible business for the Strategic Core Technology Advancement Program by Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI|
|2010||Novemver||Concluded an MOU with the University of Borås in Sweden|
|Adopted to the Resource Saving and Environmentally-friendly Resource Recycling Project by NEDO/New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Japan|
|June||Launched full-scale operations of the FUKU-FUKU PROJECT (recycling of textile products)|
|India Mobile Phones Recycling project have been adopted as the Early Bird Project, DMIC/Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project by METI/Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan|
|May||Commenced operations of plant for plastic to oil and rare-metal demonstration experiments|
|Apr.||Commenced operations of bioethanol plant (capacity 6,000 liters, at the time)|
|January||Commenced plastic to oil and rare-metal recycling demonstration experiments|
|2009||Aug.||Adopted to the Research on recycling of textile products by the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation|
|May||Commenced operations of bench-scale plant for conducting bioethanol demonstration experiments|
|2008||June||Succeeded in developing the technology that produces bioethanol from cotton textiles|
|2007||June||Launched a collaborative research project with Osaka University (Development of enzymes specifically for cotton products, etc.)|