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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 selection of the winners of the FY 2015 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Merit Awards, which are supported by METI.
The presentation ceremony will be held at the KKR Hotel Tokyo at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

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, Labour 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 141 applications, nominated by the 73 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 UJIE SUPER and Ujie-Clean-Service (Tome City, Miyagi Prefecture) Title of project: “Eco-organic with Normalization,” a cycle-oriented environmental project suggested by a supermarket
METI Minister’s Prize Dai-1-Pipe kougyou Co., Ltd. (Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture) Title of project: Plastic recycling realized by producing large-sized and high-strength recycled plastic products utilizing electric wire insulation and the like

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 No winner
MOF Minister’s Prize No winner METI Minister’s Prize 1
MEXT Minister’s Prize 1 MLIT Minister’s Prize 10
MHLW Minister’s Prize No winner MOE Minister’s Prize No winner

4. Presentation ceremony

Date: October 27 (Tue.), 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 the 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)
Website: External Site Link(in Japanese)

Release date

October 23, 2015

Division in charge

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

Related Information

3R Policies

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