Basic ideas and policies
The Resonac Group is striving to minimize the discharge of waste on a continual basis. We are also making more effective use of waste plastic and other types of waste to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.
For zero emissions
The Resonac Group defines “zero emissions” as follows: the proportion of waste sent to landfill is 0.5% or less of total waste generated. Toward this target, we are reducing the generation of waste and fostering the effective use and recycling of materials. We also inspect our contractors for intermediate treatment and final disposal of waste to confirm that they treat and dispose of our waste properly. In 2020, to enhance measures against the inappropriate disposal of waste, the government mandated companies that generate specially controlled industrial waste in the annual amount of 50 tons or more to use electronic manifests for the reporting of their waste. The Group’s relevant sites had already been making reports by using electronic manifests.
Effective use of plastic waste
In order to contribute to the solution of the issue of ocean plastic waste, which is emerging as a new global issue, and to the creation of a low-carbon society, we will make more effective use of waste plastic (other than simple incineration and landfill) by promoting the sorting of the waste and fostering its material/chemical/thermal recycling.
Management and appropriate disposal of hazardous waste (polychlorinated biphenyls [PCB])
As for PCB waste, we regularly check the status of stored PCB waste for appropriate management by using our PCB control checklist. We are planning to complete the disposal of PCB by March 2027, for which we are entrusting the treatment to outside companies. We are also updating the equipment in which PCB is used with PCB-free alternatives.