Circular Yokohama

Accelerating the Circular Economy in Yokohama

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Discovering the unknown aspects of the city through community cleanup activity with greenbird [Experience Report]

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/10/21
“greenbird” is a trash pickup project originating from Omotesando, Harajuku in Tokyo, which was born with the concept of “a clean city makes people’s hearts clean.” There are over 60 greenbird teams all over Japan and 7 teams overseas. Each area takes the initiative in carrying out local cleanup activities. Circular Yokohama collaborated with the […]
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New Project Added: Zero Ring

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/10/19
We have added a new circular project “Zero Ring” in our database. 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. For more information, check the project page […]
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Sustainable Vegan Ramen made with Yokohama local produce

  • Posted by Rina
  • On 2021/10/6
Another vegan ramen choice is coming your way soon in Yokohama City! The Yokohama Vegan Ramen project is getting ready to serve another vegan option to locals with a new dandan noodle meal through crowdfunding. Initiated by the RCE Yokohama Youth Federation, the project was launched in October last year and has been developing the […]
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New Project Added: Aquaponics

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/9/28
We have added a new circular project “Aquaponics” in our database. 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. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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New Project Added: Coco&K.

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/8/17
We have added a new circular project “Coco&K.” in our database. Coco&K. is an officially japan’s agency of the Kilus Foundation in the Philippines. They imports lovely and eco-mind bags that are up-cycled from consumed fruit juice packages. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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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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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

AppliQué

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

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.

TENTO

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.

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

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.

YOKOHAMA CIRCULAR MAP

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