The Kanagawa Up Cycle Consortium is established in collaboration with Kanagawa Prefecture and TBM Co., Ltd. that develops, manufactures and sells a new material “LIMEX,” which is mainly composed of limestone as a substitute for paper and plastic. The aim is to promote a circular economy through up-cycling that utilizes LIMEX and to realize a circular town development.
As of January 2020, the Kanagawa Upcycle Consortium has 50 partners, including local governments, companies, organizations, and universities in the prefecture, and conducte various upcycle demonstration projects utilizing LIMEX. They also work on constructing an up-cycle scheme that includes a collection model for LIMEX products. As of March of the same year, “LIMEX product collection boxes” for collecting LIMEX products have been installed at 24 locations in the prefecture.