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 7,112 units of PCs were processed in fiscal 2015, with a recycling rate of 49.0%.

PC Recycling Results (Japan, fiscal 2015)

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 348.8 31 753.9 506.9 67.2%
Home-use 405.1 44
Subtotal 753.9 75
Notebook PCs Business-use 10,883.0 3,444 21,524.8 9,429.9 43.8%
Home-use 10,641.8 3,157
Subtotal 21,524.8 6,601
CRT displays*1 Business-use 133.7 8 3,903.9 2,679.2 68.6%
Home-use 3,770.2 180
Subtotal 3,903.9 188
LCDs*1 Business-use 709.7 151 1,374.2 873.5 63.6%
Home-use 664.5 97
Subtotal 1,374.2 248
TOTAL 27,556.8 7,112 27,556.8 13,489.5 49.0%

*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.