Circular Yokohama

Accelerating the Circular Economy in Yokohama

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Active SDG partnerships in Yokohama set example

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/7/30
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals are an ambitious set of objectives established in 2015 to improve life on earth. The SDGs include both environmental goals such as clean energy and social goals such as eliminating poverty. Of course, no one person or group can achieve these targets without assisting and cooperating with each other. […]
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New project Added: TENTO

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/7/20
We have added a new circular project “TNETO” in our database. Tento is 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. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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Mori no Oto Community Building Based on the Circular Economy [Experience Report]

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/7/1
On Saturday, January 30, 2021, we held a fieldwork event at “Mori no Ouchi” and “Mori no Hanare,” the activity bases of Non-Profit Organization Mori no Oto in Aoba-ku, Yokohama. The theme was “Circular Economy and Urban Development.” Ms.Madoka Kitahara, Chief Officer, and Ms.Akiko Umehara, Community Design Manager, gave an introduction about their community building […]
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How SDGs Kanazawa Living Lab realize the circular economy for food [Experience Report]

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/6/16
On Saturday, January 16 2021, we visited Hakkei Ichiba (Hakkei Market) and Nagashima Farm run by SDGs Kanazawa Living Lab, which mainly focuses on engaging in circular agriculture. The topic of the event was “food and the circular economy” Mr. Kentaro Hirano, the chief of Hakkei Ichiba, Mrs. Natsumi Okui, the representative of Hamandarina LLC, […]
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New project Added: Ikasa

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/5/12
We have added a new circular project “Ikasa” in our database. 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. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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New project Added: Web Iikamoichi, AppliQué

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/11/17
We have added a new circular project “Web Iikamo Ichi” and ”AppliQué” in our database. “Web Iikamo Ichi” and ”AppliQué” are run by EPO Morinooto based in Aoba ward, Yokohama. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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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.

PROJECTS

SDGs Wood Straw Yokohama

The project produces wooden straws made of wood thinned from the water source forest in Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, which supplies water with citizens in Yokohama and those straws are handmade by people with disabilities Yokohama.

SDGs Yokohama Kanazawa Living Lab

SDGs Yokohama Kanazawa Living Lab works on the circular economic agriculture project which makes use of the eelgrass as fertilizer, grows vegetables at local farms and creates a unique seasoning by associating with a local elementary school.

reBirth

“reBirth” is a project to transform discarded ocean plastic into beautiful traditional crafts. The project produces beautiful molded plates while mixing different types and colors of plastic materials. The idea was created by Techno Labo Co., Ltd.

Yokohama Reuse Bin Project

The project is to produce the Yokohama-exclusive beverage and reusable glass bottles in Yokohama. It conceives the regional circle of the bottles and the local consumption to approach environmental issues as well as supports the local communities.

SCGs Cellulose Nanofibers

Izuru Kawamura and Noriko Kanai team, Yokohama National university successfully derived cellulose nanofibers from spent coffee grounds(SCGs). This study shows SCGs cellulose nanofibers can be used as alternative resources.

ZERO PC

“ZERO PC” is the computer upcycling project led by People Port Inc trying to make the environmental impact by their business zero and supporting domestic refugees and poor children.

YOKOHAMA CIRCULAR MAP

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