JEPLAN, INC. signs Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement with Ishikari City, Hokkaido to Promote Regional Recycling and Symbiosis
-Collaborate on recycling PET bottles for bottle-to-bottle.

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JEPLAN, INC. (Representative Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer Masaki Masakio; hereinafter "JEPLAN") and Ishikari City, Hokkaido (Mayor: Tatsuyuki Kato) concluded a comprehensive cooperation agreement on February 22 (Thursday) to contribute to the promotion of a "regional recycling symbiosis zone".
Ishikari City has declared itself a Zero Carbon City, aiming to achieve virtually zero emissions of greenhouse gases such as CO₂ by 2050, which is considered a cause of global warming, and is working to realize a decarbonized society.

With the conclusion of this agreement, both parties will make effective use of their respective human and material resources to promote both local environmental conservation and local economic and social revitalization by promoting resource recycling and fostering momentum to change consumption behavior, and promote collaboration in the promotion of bottle-to-bottle recycling of used PET bottles and environmental education and awareness activities for the public. We will continue to promote environmental education and awareness-raising activities for citizens.

In the bottle-to-bottle recycling process, used PET bottles collected by Ishikari City are recycled by PET REFINE TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD (President: Daigo Iga), a JEPLAN group company, using its proprietary chemical recycling technology to produce a raw material of the same quality as petroleum-based PET resin.
This recycling of PET bottles allows us to reuse limited resources, reduce the use of new petroleum resources, and reduce CO₂ emissions.

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

The signing ceremony: From left, Mayor of Ishikari City: Mr. Kato, JEPLAN Chairman: Mr. Iwamoto.

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

The JEPLAN Group is promoting bottle-to-bottle recycling initiatives in cooperation with various communities throughout Japan. The JEPLAN Group is currently working with 33 municipalities on bottle-to-bottle recycling in order to achieve a society in which no longer used items become garbage, but are recycled as valuable resources.

Ishikari City, Hokkaido (

Mayor: Tatsuyuki Kato


【The original press release is in Japanese】


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