Circular Yokohama

Accelerating the Circular Economy in Yokohama

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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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New project Added: ZERO PC

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/9/30
We have added a new circular project “ZERO PC” in our database. “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. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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New Project Added: Yokohama Blue Carbon

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/9/29
We have added a new circular project “Yokohama Blue Carobon” in our database. Yokohama City, as “SDGs Future City,” leads the Yokohama Blue Carbon Project. It works on utilizing ocean resources and regenerating marine ecosystems and the local Fishing Industry. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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New project added: Spent Coffee Ground Cellulose Nanofibers

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/8/19
We have added a new circular project “SCGs Cellulose Nanofibers” in our database. Izuru Kawamura and Noriko Kanai team (Kawamura laboratory), Yokohama National university, released in April, 2020 that cellulose nanofibers were successfully derived from spent coffee grounds(SCGs). This study shows that SCGs cellulose nanofibers can be used as alternative resources and will potentially contribute […]
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New project added: The Yokohama Reuse Bin Project

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/7/31
We have added a new circular project “The Yokohama Reuse Bin Project” in our database. This 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 of the juice and approaches environmental issues as well as supports the local communities. […]
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New project added: Eco Picture Diary

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/7/31
We have added a new circular project “Eco Picture Diary” in our database. Eco picture diary project encourages children to be aware of environmental issues and to consider its solutions through making a poster. The project is held every summer to help local companies create new circular businesses in Yokohama. For more information, check the […]
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New project added: Food Bank Yokohama

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2020/7/30
We have added a new circular project “Food Bank Yokohama” in our database. Food Bank Yokohama is a non profit organization that collects food that would not be used or would be discarded along the food supply chain and distributes it to homeless people and welfare facilities in Yokohama. Furthermore, Food Bank Yokohama provides various […]
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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!