Ministry of the Environment

Mitsubishi Chemical’s BioPBS Plastic Selected for Environment Ministry Project

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.’s biodegradable, biomass-derived plastic BioPBS has been chosen by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) as part of a special project. With this project, the MOE is looking to outsource the construction of test systems that will allow better resource circulation for plastic and other such materials. The idea is that this will then help society to move...

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Sumitomo Rubber Submits Updated Eco-First Commitments

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110), a company certified under the Ministry of the Environment’s Eco-First Program, recently announced that it has submitted its updated Eco-First Commitments to the Minister of the Environment. The Eco-First Program is an initiative in which companies pledge their own efforts to protect the environment, including measures against global warming, to the Minister of the Environment....

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Sumitomo Rubber Participates in MOE CO2 Reduction Campaign

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) and its group companies have once again participated in the Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Reduction/Light-Down Campaign, an initiative led by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE). On June 21, Sumitomo Rubber partially switched off its signage and indoor lighting between 8 pm and 10 pm at its 479 affiliated facilities across Japan, including its Kobe-based headquarters,...

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