Circular Yokohama Hosts UIUC from USA: A One-Day Journey into Circular Design

  • Posted by 室井梨那(Rina Muroi)
  • On 2024/6/18
Circular Yokohama welcomed the Circular Design Learning tour from Illinois, USA, on May 24, 2024. We hosted 14 students and two teachers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (hereinafter “UIUC”). About the Circular Design Learning with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign This one-day tour in Yokohama is part of UIUC’s special programs in sustainable design study. […]
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Circular Yokohama participated in event “Minato Mirai Circular Weekend – Everyone, try to decarbonize!”

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2023/4/24
Circular Yokohama participated in the event “Minato Mirai Circular Weekend – Everyone, try to decarbonize!” on March 24th and 25th. On the day of the event, we ran various programs on site. This event was the first event of the Minato Mirai Circular City Project, a Yokohama City project to promote the decarbonization of the […]
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[Monthly Update: September, 2022] Circular Design Sprint Gives Us a Question “Does material have to be material?”

  • Posted by 室井梨那(Rina Muroi)
  • On 2022/10/18
The weather is getting colder day by day here in Yokohama, Japan. In September, we updated our collaboration with Kanagawa University. Here is the detail of the current and exciting project. Circular Design Sprint @UK Circular Design Sprint is a 3-day activity that aims to acquire circular design systems and thinking, presented by 「IDEAS FOR […]
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Circular Yokohama starts 6-part “Circular Designer Training Course” with Kanagawa University

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/8/4
Circular Yokohama is a platform for accelerating the circular economy in Yokohama City in Japan. With the cooperation of Kanagawa University, we are starting a “Circular Designer Training Course” consisting of 6 sessions. The Circular Designer Training Course is a workshop for learning circular economy thought, so that participants can actually apply circular economy concepts […]
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Circular Yokohama contributes to local circular market “Yokohama Sunset Marché”

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/7/6
Circular Yokohama is a platform run by Harch, for accelerating the circular economy in Yokohama City. It is participating in Yokohama Sunset Marché (Yokohama Yugata Marché,) which is a local circular market. Sunset Marché combines the Japanese word for “evening” and the French word for “market.” Yokohama Sunset Marché is the opening market for the […]
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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: baybike

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/2/8
We have added a new circular project “baybike” in our database. baybike is one of the bicycle-sharing services by Docomo Bikeshare. It identifys idle assets and utilize the bikes where needed. For more information, check the project page on this website.
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Can DX be a solution to the problem with plastic containers? [Experience Report]

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2022/1/5
On March 13, 2021, we held an idea-thon online under the topic of “Circular Economy and Digital Transformation (DX).” This time we specifically focused on the issue of plastic takeout containers and discussed how we could circulate the containers instead of wasting them. *This event is part of Circular Economy Plus School, which is organized […]
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haishop cafe releases four new vegan dishes

  • Posted by 室井梨那(Rina Muroi)
  • On 2021/12/14
haishop cafe, located in Minato Mirai, Yokohama, has released four new vegan dishes for their menu. From today onwards, 80% of their menu will be renewed into a vegan menu. This move is to promote food with less environmental impact and food diversity.   Besides those four dishes, Vegan burger with soy meat, Vegan dan […]
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Yokohama local plastic waste turns out to be a unique asset [Experience Report]

  • Posted by Circular Yokohama Editorial Team
  • On 2021/11/12
On Saturday, February 27, 2021, we held a workshop at haishop cafe in Bashamichi to up-cycle plastic waste into new products. We cooperated with Mr. Terukuni Hayashi and Ms. Sayumi Tadokoro from Technolab Inc., which runs the ocean plastic upcycling brand “buøy.” *This event is part of Circular Economy Plus School, which is organized by […]
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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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