Environment, Waste treatment & Recycling
Environmental Facility / Kitakyushu-city
Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town. It introduces initiatives and activities
implemented in Eco-town to encourage people to proactively used the facility for such activities
as environmental study sessions and interaction amongst visitors.
The Electric bus driven by the electricity generated by a solar power generation, therefor no global
warming gases emitted from the bus. Operation of the system is commenced in 2015.
The solar power generation plant, the power charging equipment and Electric bus can be observed.
Solar Power Generation for
the Electric bus
On the Electric bus
Waste treatment and Recycling / Kitakyushu-city
Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling
PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by municipalities and recycled into
pellets and flakes, which can be used as raw materials for polyester fibers and egg cartons
Melting Furnace / Sin-Moji Plant
The collected waste including metals is melted at over 1,700 degree Celsius in the Melting
Furnace and then the melted slag and metals are discharged.
The slag is used as raw materials for pavement and bricks and the metals are re-used for
other steel products. The process and technology of the Melting Furnace can be learned.
Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi
Refined waste papers is recycled into toilet papers.
Sludge generated during the toilet paper production process is used to produce a
foaming inhibitor used by steel works.
Food waste recycle / Merry Corporation
The food waste recycling company that the compost is being produced from food waste
discharged from food factories, hospitals, restaurants and municipal facilities.
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