Environment : PC Recycling

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Recycling of Panasonic PCs in Japan

Since fiscal 2002, we have been recycling our personal computers (PCs) in Japan through dedicated transportation and recycling companies. The recycling program was initially limited to business-use PCs, but was extended to home-use PCs in October 2003. Total 4,223 units of PCs were processed in fiscal 2016, with a recycling rate of 45.2%.

PC Recycling Results (Japan, fiscal 2016)

Classification Weight collected(kg) No. of units collected(Units) Weight treated for recycling(kg) Weight of resources reused (kg) Rate of resources reused*2
Desktop PCs Business-use 14.7 1 307.2 199.8 65.0%
Home-use 292.5 28
Subtotal 307.2 29
Notebook PCs Business-use 4,598.9 1,333 8,778.7 3,131.8 35.7%
Home-use 4,179.8 2,651
Subtotal 8,778.7 3,984
CRT displays*1 Business-use 0.0 0 2,165.2 1,624.0 75.0%
Home-use 2,165.2 113
Subtotal 2,165.2 113
LCDs*1 Business-use 251.4 31 581.8 394.5 67.8%
Home-use 330.4 66
Subtotal 581.8 97
TOTAL 11,832.9 4,223 11,832.9 5,350.1 45.2%

*1 Including integrated PCs.
*2 Rate of resources recycled. Ratio of the mass reused as resources among the used products that were treated for recycling.