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Eco -eco -friendly stationery

Eco -eco -friendly stationery

At the general public level, large -scale environmental measures are not possible, but what we can do is to use up things to the end as much as possible. From that point of view, I would like to introduce some stationery.

Office Japan Kokuyo KOKUYO Harinax No needle stapler
Office Japan King Jim KING JIM Eco Bag Pattan Pattan
Office Japan Sunstar Stationery Ecolon Ecoron
Office Japan PILOT Pilot Pilot Pilot Magnetic Memoboard Zickey Super Light
Office Japan Origami Factory Origami Factory
Office Japan Flower Pencil

One -point topic by office Japan staff

In recent years, the global environment has changed rapidly and cannot be ignored. If you look at typhoons, unusual heavy rain, intense heat, and overseas, drought, etc. are starting to appear at a unprecedented level.

I would like to talk about plastic garbage that has been attracting attention recently.

Microplastics with the ocean have a variety of impacts, and many shocking cases have been reported, such as turtles with straws in the nose and birds filled with fine plastic in the stomach.

Microplastics are released into the sea, approaching the power of the waves and ultraviolet rays, and inserted a smaller smaller to about 5 mm. It is easy for harmful substances to adhere, and there is concern that humans eat fish that swallowed it.

According to a research team in Austria, a survey of flights from Japan and Europe has found a microplastic from everyone. It is mixed with foods such as fish to be eaten.

The movement to recycle plastic consumption is becoming more active around the world.

Started with FSC certification paper straw, which leads to Starbucks Sustainable Future

By Coca -Cola 2030, he recycled 50 % of plastic bottles

McDonald's Container and Packaging are recycled material, etc. by 2025

In addition, Mitsubishi Chemicals are developing new materials that turn into biodegradable plastic, and biodegradability is that they return to water and carbon dioxide by microorganisms in nature. It is attracting attention as a very plastic new material.

In Japan, the price of shopping bags has begun.

I hope that it will be reduced as much as possible by being mandatory by the government by the government.
Personally, when I shop at a supermarket, I put my shopping bag on my own, so I usually got it, but if I bought a little side dish, I could bring it back in my hand or bicycle. Go into the basket as it is, and when you go to buy a little heavy, bring your bag. Even if you have a lot of fashionable bags, if you have a lot of fashionable things, it will be meaningless, so I use the same thing all the time. Also, personally, side dishes are usually sold in a plastic container and sold in one person, but I think it is a waste to consume plastic for one meal. I hope that you can bring your container from the house as much as possible and sell as much as you need.

Plastic recycling rate in Japan, Norway and America

84 % in Japan 30 % or less Norway 97 %

In Japan, the abandoned plastic products were sent to the treatment company, and there were three major destinations. The first is the domestic recycling. There are two ways to make the product again and the fuel. The second is to be incinerated and landfilled.

The third was export to China. For a long time, China had been importing abandoned plastic from other countries for a long time. This was imported not only from Japan but also from the United States and Europe. In fact, the amount was 1.5 million tons a year, which has completely banned imports from early 2018. This is because the environmental pollution in China has become more severe and the economic development has increased its domestic plastic production.

By the way, in Japan, we usually do quite troublesome at the citizen level. It is a high level in recycling, such as combustion garbage, burning garbage, plastic bottle and container to recycle garbage, etc., with a recycling rate of 84 %. By the way, the United States is less than 30 %.

However, although the recycling rate is high, most of the recycled ones are called thermal re -cycle, which is used as a thermal energy in incineration, and is not a material riccline of reusing products. So, from the perspective of making reusable products, it seems to be about 30 %. It may not be a very good situation.

As I mentioned earlier, there are many countries with low recycling rates in the world, such as 30 % less than 30 %, but Northern Europe is considered to be a very good model.

Norway has introduced a deposit system, with a recycling rate of 97 %, an ultra -high level. This is a system that is added to plastic bottle products in advance to several tens of yen, and refunds when collecting products.
The idea of ​​supporting the Norwegian deposit system is the philosophy shared by the people, and the idea is that "plastic containers are lent out, not you".

There are collection facilities in the town, and if you read barcodes such as plastic bottles, you will get a refund even if you take it to the store you bought. increase.

In Japan, in the past, if you bring a bottle to a liquor store, you will get a lot of tens of yen.