Circular economy

Basic approach to circular economy

The Daiseki Group engages in activities aimed at achieving a circular economy society in order to conserve the environment, secure natural resources, and build a sustainable society. As an example, Japan depends on imports for rare metals, rare earths, and other metals that are essential resources in manufacturing; securing these is considered a vital issue for economic security. As natural resource mining causes environmental pollution and loss of biodiversity, there are demands for a circular economy that circulates wastes as a resource, limiting natural resource mining to the extent possible. Daiseki is advancing initiatives aimed at achieving a circular economy society by recycling industrial wastes into materials for cement, recycled fuels, metal slag, plasterboard, and lead.

*Source: "Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2010," Ministry of the Environment

Initiatives at each step

The Daiseki Group is working to reduce greenhouse gases at every stage, from raw material procurement to disposal by consumers. We will continue to undertake initiatives aimed at achieving a low-carbon society.

Activities aimed at achieving a circular economy

Activities for the realization of a resource-recycling society
Raw material procurement
  • Acceptance of wastes that are difficult for customers in the manufacturing industry, etc. to recycle
  • Use of reusable containers
  • Requests to customers to separate and store wastes in order to secure raw materials for recycled products that can substitute for fossil fuels and natural resources
Activities by our company
  • Elimination of wasteful by-products and achievement of a high recycling rate in wastewater treatment by performing compound treatment, where different types of wastewater are combined to facilitate treatment without the use of additional chemicals
  • Recovery of valuable resources from wastes and manufacturing of recycled products
Use by consumers Contribution to a circular economy through the use of recycled products as substitutes for fossil fuels and natural resources
Disposal by consumers Reduction of waste emissions by manufacturing recycled products that generate little or no waste