sustainability

Toyoda Gosei and Asics Launch Sustainable Sneakers

Toyoda Gosei, a member of the Toyota Group, and Asics, a major sports equipment manufacturer, have launched a line of sustainable sneakers using scrap materials from airbag fabrics, which will be available from Jan. 26 at Asics’s online store and other retailers. Toyoda Gosei has been transforming difficult-to-recycle scraps of airbag fabric and genuine leather handlebars into bags, pen cases,...

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Resonac Confirms CO2 Emissions Reduction in Low-Carbon Ammonia Production

Chemical company Resonac (formerly Showa Denko K.K.) has confirmed that the “low-carbon ammonia” manufactured by its Kawasaki Plant (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture) from used plastics emits over 80 percent less CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHG) during the manufacturing process compared to ammonia made from fossil fuels. The CO2 emissions calculation process conducted by the company was recognized by a...

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Goodyear Develops Demo Tire Made With 90% Sustainable Materials

Tire manufacturer Goodyear recently announced that it has developed a demo tire made with 90 percent sustainable materials. This tire has passed not only internal company testing but also all of the regulatory testing needed for road use. Goodyear has found the new demo tire to have particularly low rolling resistance, even when compared to tires made from more conventional...

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Joint Project Including Tosoh Plants Fast-Growing Trees in Shunan, Yamaguchi

The city of Shunan in Japan’s Yamaguchi prefecture has joined forces with Idemitsu Kosan, Tosoh, Tokuyama and Marubeni to plant a range of fast-growing tree species in Mukaidake, part of Shunan’s Heta district. This comes as part of a broader effort to trial the renewable production of woody biomass in the area, and follows an afforestation agreement that was reached...

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Bridgestone Installs Solar Panels at Thai Plant to Power Tire Production

Thai Bridgestone (TBSC), the main Thai subsidiary of Japanese tire manufacturer Bridgestone, has installed solar panels on the roof of its Nong Khae plant in Saraburi, Thailand. The move marks the Bridgestone Group’s largest rooftop solar installation anywhere in the world to date. The new setup has a total capacity of 9.95 megawatt peak (MWp), and will be used to...

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Yokohama Rubber Selected as CDP A-List Company for Climate Change Measures

Yokohama Rubber has been selected for the prestigious “A-List” in climate change measures by CDP, an international environmental non-profit organization that aims to realize a sustainable economy. Yokohama Rubber was recognized as a leading company in corporate sustainability. The company was selected from among more than 10,000 companies evaluated, based on their responses to the CDP Climate Change Questionnaire for...

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