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Announcement of Winners of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Awards

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces the winners of the FY 2016 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Merit Awards, which are supported by METI.

The presentation ceremony will be held at the KKR Hotel Tokyo from 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

1. Purpose and outline of the awards program

The awards program has been held annually since 1992 to recognize individuals, groups, schools, enterprises, and other entities for their outstanding levels of unique, community-based, and pioneering contributions to promoting the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle), thereby encouraging the development of further activities to this end. The program is hosted by the 3Rs Promotion Council and supported by seven related ministries,* including METI.

*Note: The seven related ministries:
Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and Ministry of the Environment (MOE).

2. Details of the applicants and the examination process

The council received 121 applications, nominated by the 72 member entities of the council in addition to governors of prefectures, while the examination committee of academic experts, consumer organization representatives, officials from related ministries and agencies, and others (chair: Dr. Fumihiko Kimura, Professor at Hosei University) examined the applications and selected the winners of the respective Minister’s Prizes from the related ministries, including the Prime Minister’s Prize, the METI Minister’s Prize, and also the 3Rs Promotion Council President’s Prize.

3. Details of the winners

Prime Minister’s Prize Ricoh Eco Business Development Center, Ricoh Company Ltd. Title of project: Thorough Utilization of Recycled Office Automation Equipment through the Development and Practice of Reuse/Recycle Technologies
METI Minister’s Prize Lyprone Towa Co., Ltd. Title of project: Practice of 3R Activities in the Manufacturing and Sales Processes concerning Large Products Made of Recycled Plastics titled “Hydro Stuff: Rainwater Reservoir and Penetration System”
Table of the winners of the Prime Minister’s Prize and other minister’s prizes from the seven related ministries
Prime Minister’s Prize 1 MAFF Minister’s Prize 1
MOF Minister’s Prize 1 METI Minister’s Prize 1
MEXT Minister’s Prize 2 MLIT Minister’s Prize 7
MHLW Minister’s Prize No winner MOE Minister’s Prize 1

4. Presentation ceremony

Date: October 25 (Tue.), 2016, from 14:00 to 15:20
Venue: KKR Hotel Tokyo (1-4-1, Otemachi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)

5. Contact counter for the details of the awards program and the presentation ceremony

For details of the awards program and the presentation ceremony, contact the Secretariat of the 3Rs Promotion Council.

Details about the winners and their awards have been posted on the Secretariat’s website.

Secretariat of the 3Rs Promotion Council:
Address: 2-2-1, Kaji-cho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo
Telephone: 03-5209-7704 (main number)

Release date

October 20, 2016

Division in Charge

Recycling Promotion Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related Information

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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