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 4,461 units of PCs were processed in fiscal 2019, with a recycling rate of 46.9%.

PC Recycling Results (Japan, Fiscal 2019)

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 0.0 0 97.6 69.3 70.9%
Home-use 97.6 18
Subtotal 97.6 18
Notebook PCs Business-use 1,876 1,737 5,434.8 1,928.4 35.5%
Home-use 3,558.8 2,582
Subtotal 5,434.8 4,319
CRT displays*1 Business-use 17.6 1 1,912.6 1,448.7 75.7%
Home-use 1,895 92
Subtotal 1,912.6 93
LCDs*1 Business-use 8.1 1 159.2 119.1 74.8%
Home-use 151.1 30
Subtotal 159.2 31
TOTAL 7,604.2 4,461.0 7,604.2 3,565.5 46.9%

*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.