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Toshiba Group's 3R Initiatives for Products

In order to achieve a sound material-cycle society, there is a need to reduce the amount of resources extracted and discharged as waste throughout product lifecycles. Toshiba Group is promoting 3R* initiatives for products aimed at reducing waste, increasing incoming recycling, and improving outgoing recycling. We are also taking measures to promote design for 3Rs of products and recycling systems and are implementing activities to reduce environmental impacts of our products throughout their lifecycles.

Reduce, reuse, and recycle

Waste reduction

We achieve waste reduction through various means, including reducing the amount of resources used to manufacture products (reducing weight and size) and extending product lives (including upgrades and maintenance).

Incoming recycling

Incoming recycling refers to the application of recycled materials in products. We will work to improve our incoming recycling rate by increasing our use of recycled materials, plant-derived materials, and reusable parts.

Outgoing recycling

Outgoing recycling refers to the collection and recycling of end-of-life products. By promoting designs for reusing and recycling materials, we improve outgoing recycling while simultaneously improving the system design for recycling end-of-life products further.

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3R initiatives for packaging materials

We will streamline the use of packaging as well as product materials to reduce environmental impacts throughout their entire lifecycles. We will work to reduce the use of packaging materials by taking into account the characteristics of each business area and product group through various measures such as reducing packaging volume, enlarging the size of returnable (reusable) cases, and using materials having low environmental impacts.

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