JEPLAN, INC. signs Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement with Shiranuka Town, Hokkaido to Promote Regional Recycling and Symbiosi
-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 Shiranuka Town, Hokkaido (Mayor: Takao Tanano) signed a comprehensive collaboration agreement on Friday, March 22, for the purpose of contributing to the promotion of a "regional recycling symbiosis zone.

Shiranuka Town 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 resource recycling and foster momentum to change consumption behavior, thereby working to achieve both local environmental conservation and local economic and social revitalization, and promoting cooperation in such areas as bottle-to-bottle recycling of used PET bottles and environmental education and awareness activities for the town's residents. We will continue to promote environmental education and awareness-raising activities for the town's residents.

In the bottle-to-bottle recycling process, used PET bottles collected by Shiranuka Town are recycled into raw materials of the same quality as petroleum-derived PET resin using proprietary chemical recycling technology by JEPLAN group company PET REFINE TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD (President: Daigo Iga).

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 promote collaboration with domestic and overseas partners to realize its corporate philosophy of "bringing everything into circulation," and the entire group will work together to drive the circular economy.

The signing ceremony: From left, JEPLAN Chairman: Mr. Iwamoto, Mayor of Shiranuka Town: Mr. Tanano

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 37 municipalities on bottle-to-bottle recycling in order to create a society in which no longer used items become garbage, but are recycled as valuable resources.

Shiranuka Town, Hokkaido (

Mayor: Takao Tanano


【The original press release is in Japanese】



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