- Demonstration of paper cup recycling at the G7 Hiroshima Summit International Media Center (IMC)
- Using the Re-CUP WASHER to Realize a Circular Economy -
Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Tokan Kogyo"), a consolidated subsidiary of Toyo Seikan Group Holdings Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Toyo Seikan Group") and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Nippon Paper Industries"), are demonstrating the sorting and collection of used paper cups for recycling at the International Media Center (hereinafter referred to "IMC"), which is open May 18-22, 2023, in conjunction with the G7 Hiroshima Summit. Tokan Kogyo is providing "ECO-Friendly Cups" as tasting cups; these paper cups are using thinned wood as raw materials by Nippon Paper Industries. After use, the paper cups are washed by the "Re-CUP WASHER" developed by Tokan Kogyo and then recycled by Nippon Paper Industries into containerboard.
The "Re-CUP WASHER" is a device for converting used paper cups from waste to recyclable resources to help raise consumer awareness of recycling and to encourage a change in consumer behavior toward active participation in recycling. Used paper cups usually become combustible waste because they contain residues, such as dirt and leftover drinks. However, with the "Re-CUP WASHER", consumers can change this waste to recyclable resources with a single wash. This initiative aims to establish a "CUP to CUP Recycling System" that recycles used paper cups into new paper cups.
Tokan Kogyo is promoting the recycling of paper cups through a "CUP to CUP Recycling System" using the "Re-CUP WASHER."
A video introducing the "CUP to CUP Recycling System" (Exhibited at the Hiroshima Environmental Booth):
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