Circular Yokohama

Accelerating the Circular Economy in Yokohama


Circular Yokohama has contributed an article to the e-Book “INTERSECTING Vol. 8”

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/6/17
Circular Yokohama has contributed an article to the e-Book INTERSECTING Vol. 8, released in May 2022. INTERSECTING was launched by the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the Global Solutions Initiative as a medium to bring together and disseminate initiatives that approach cross-sectoral and strategic solutions to complex social issues facing the world. GIZ is […]
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【Monthly Update: May, 2022】How We Learn the Circular Economy in a Fun Way

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/6/16
The past month was full of opportunities to meet new people! We visited various people and places to widen our circular economy knowledge. What did we find out? Take a look! Could Glass be Reformed into the Sand? It is 2022. Happy UN International Year of Glass! The UN General Council approved 2022 as a […]
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Regenerative Kelp Farming for Blue Carbon in Yokohama

  • Posted by Zenbird
  • On 2022/6/11
Trees have the ability to absorb CO2, but did you know that kelp has similar powers too? Kelp can absorb five times as much CO2 as cedar, plus it can grow up to four meters in just four months! Such hidden powers didn’t get unnoticed by Sachiumi Heroes director Tatsunori Tomimoto. Since 2015, Tomimoto has […]
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New Project Added: Espo GOMI

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/5/20
We have added a new circular project “Espo GOMI” in our database. Espo GOMI is a social activity consists of the essence of eSports and community cleanup. People bring different values and build good connections among the community while enjoying achieving SDGs. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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【Monthly Update: April, 2022】Circular Yokohama Keeps Expanding its Creative Action

  • Posted by 室井梨那(Rina Muroi)
  • On 2022/5/9
The golden week, a big national holiday week in Japan, is over. We are briefly having the best season between cold winter and rainy weather now! The new business/school year began with some pleasant news for us. We will continue producing many creations, from blog posts to YouTube videos, and social media posts. Circualr Economy […]
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New Project Added: Yokohama Winery

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/4/15
We have added a new circular project “Yokohama Winery” in our database. Yokohama Winery is a brewery produces red, white, and rosé wines in Yokohama. They contribute to the environment by delivering wine to neighboring communities on renewable energy bikes and reusing used wine bottles. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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【Monthly Update: March, 2022】Circular Products Development is Advancing

  • Posted by 室井梨那(Rina Muroi)
  • On 2022/4/13
Yokohama has come into a new chapter in terms of sustainable city development this March. We are now pleased to announce our progress here in Yokohama, Japan. INDEX Yokohama Corporate Hometown Tax Zen Waves Podcast Circular Design Prototyping Yokohama Corporate Hometown Tax The city of Yokohama launched the hometown tax program “Furusato Nozei.” Furusato nozei […]
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New Project Added: Hachi-Iku

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/4/7
We have added a new circular project page “Hachi-Iku” in our database. Hachi-Iku is a project by Seibu Landscape Co., Ltd. that allows locals to be deeply involved with greenery through sustainable beekeeping. The park is managed pesticide-free, and multi-floral raw honey is safe for people and the environment. For more information, check the project […]
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What is Circular Yokohama?

Circular Yokohama is an online platform to accelerate the circular economy in Yokohama city. We aim to solve various local issues, create new job opportunities and achieve a thriving community by shedding light on goods, services and personal skills that have been overlooked in a conventional linear economy and making a transition towards circular economy.



AppliQué is an apparel brand that collects cloth pieces and upcycles them into bags and other things by their hands and sells them online. “Meguru Nuno Ichi” is their new project started in June 2020.


Ikasa is an umbrella sharing service that allows users to borrow and return umbrellas at the umbrella spots quickly. Ikasa’s umbrellas are durable and repairable, which helps to reduce the number of disposable umbrellas.


The shared office built with thinned wood Yamakita machi in Kanagawa Prefecture. The office is based in the co-working space “mass x mass” in Naka-Ku, Yokohama, and is expanding to other areas.


Coco&K. imports lovely, eco-minded, fairtrade bags from the Philippines. The products are up-cycled from discarded aluminum juice packages. It helps the locals live independently and keeps the environment clean.


Aquaponics is a system of “circular organic agriculture” that crosses hydroponics and aquaculture. It minimizes resource circulation and promotes local consumption to rvitalize local communities.

Zero Ring

“Zero Ring” is a project to circulate takeout bento boxes in the Minato Mirai area. The project aims to solve the problem of disposable containers waste by reusing takeout containers and make mealtime fancy and enjoyable.


Where can you find the circular economy in Yokohama? Explore the map!