JEPLAN, INC.: Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement Signed to regional “bottle to bottle” recycling of used PET bottles in Hokkaido
―Concluded a contract with Aibetsu Town, Kamikawa Town, Tohma Town, Pippu Town, Aibetsu Town and Three Other Towns Waste Disposal Association, as well as Takasu Town―

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JEPLAN, INC.(Representative Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer: Masaki Takao; hereinafter “JEPLAN”) and the Hokkaido Aibetsu Town(Mayor: Fukujiro Yabe), Kamikawa Town(Mayor: Yoshiharu Sato), Tohma Town(Mayor: Tetsuro Muratsubaki), Pippu Town(Mayor: Kazunori Muranaka), and Aibetsu Town and Three Other Towns Waste Disposal Association(Union leader: Fukujiro Yabe) signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement on Monday, December 25 to contribute to the promotion of a "regional recycling symbiosis zone". The agreement was signed with Takasu Town as well, and a joint signing ceremony was held on December 25.

The towns of Aibetsu, Kamikawa, Tohma, Pippu, and Takasu have each pledged to become zero-carbon cities, aiming to achieve virtually zero emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO₂ by 2050, which is considered a cause of global warming, and are working to realize a decarbonized society.

With the conclusion of this agreement, we will make effective use of our human and material resources, promote the recycling of resources and foster momentum to change consumption behavior, and work to achieve both local environmental conservation and local economic and social revitalization. We will continue to promote environmental education and awareness-raising activities for local residents.

In the bottle-to-bottle recycling process, used PET bottles collected by local governments are recycled by JEPLAN, INC. group company PET Refine Technology Corporation (President: Daigo Iga) using its proprietary chemical recycling technology to produce a raw material of the same quality as petroleum-based PET resin. This recycling process allows for the reuse of limited resources, reduces the use of new petroleum resources, and reduces CO2 emissions.

The JEPLAN Group will continue to work together with domestic and overseas partners to realize its vision of BRINGing everyone into circular economy, and the entire group will strive to drive the circular economy forward.

Photo: Joint signing ceremony.


JEPLAN Group's efforts to promote bottle-to-bottle recycling

The JEPLAN Group is currently promoting bottle-to-bottle recycling initiatives in cooperation with 32 municipalities in order to achieve a society in which objects that have fulfilled their roles do not become garbage but are recycled as valuable resources.


Aibetsu Town, Hokkaido (
Mayor: Fukujiro Yabe

Kamikawa Town, Hokkaido (
Mayor: Yoshiharu Sato

Tohma Town, Hokkaido (
Mayor: Tetsuro Muratsubaki

Pippu Town, Hokkaido (
Mayor: Kazunori Muranaka

Takasu Town, Hokkaido (
Mayor: Toshio Tani


【The original press release is in Japanese】


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