Environment : Overview of Recycling of Specified Home Appliances (Japan)

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Below is the actual results recycled by Panasonic Corporation during fiscal 2018 (from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) in accordance with the Law for Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Home Appliance Recycling Law), including products bearing the SANYO brand.

Overview of recycled four kinds of end-of-life products

Air conditioner TV Refrigerator/
Freezer
Washing machine/
Clothes dryer
CRT LCD/
Plasma
Number of products received at designated collection points [1,000 units] 831 289 401 990 1,242
Number of products processed [1,000 units] 838 293 404 995 1,244
Total weight of products processed [tons] 34,539 7,721 7,981 64,534 50,388
Total weight of recycled materials from processed products [tons] 31,609 5,348 6,792 51,750 44,497
Recycling rate [%] 91 69 85 80 88

* "Number of products processed" and "Total weight of products processed" refer to the total (units and weight) of waste electric appliances that were treated for recycling in fiscal 2018.
* All of the numbers after the decimal point are truncated.
* There were a small number of units whose manufacturer responsible for recycling, etc. was not identified due to an inputting error in the manifest and/or for other reasons. Those units are not included in "Number of products received at designated collection points" and "Number of products processed".

Overview of the recycled parts and materials

Total weight of the recycled parts and materials which are transferable to those who use it as parts or materials of product for a fee or free of charge.

Air conditioner TV Refrigerator/
Freezer
Washing machine/
Clothes dryer
CRT LCD/
Plasma
Iron [tons] 10,009 495 2,552 25,152 21,234
Copper [tons] 2,187 303 62 863 645
Aluminum [tons] 607 5 315 189 851
Mixture including ferrous or non-ferrous materials [tons] 12,648 30 264 7,472 6,156
CRT glass [tons] - 2,756 - - -
Other valuable materials [tons] 2,139 1,010 2,316 12,067 8,800
Total weight [tons] 27,592 4,601 5,512 45,746 37,688

* All of the numbers after decimal point are truncated.
* "Other valuable materials" are plastics, etc.

Breakdown of recycled materials by specified home appliance

[FIGURE]Breakdown of collected materials by product family

Weights of refrigerant fluorocarbons which were collected, shipped, recovered or re-used, and destroyed

Air conditioner

Refrigerator/
Freezer

Washing machine/
Clothes dryer

Weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg]

541,094

53,003

13,629

Weight of refrigerant fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies[kg]

533,643

51,354

13,202

Weight of recovered or re-used refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg]

466,715

31,415

9,445

Weight of destroyed refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg]

65,102

19,864

3,637

* All of the numbers after decimal point are truncated.
* Difference amoung weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons, weight of shipped refrigerant fluorocarbons and "total weight of recovered or re-used refrigerant fluorocarbons and destroyed fluorocarbons" is due to time-lag of reporting.

Weights of fluorocarbons from insulation materials, which were liquefied and collected, shipped, and destroyed

Refrigerator/
Freezer

Weight of fluorocarbons liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg]

102,358

Weight of fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg]

100,368

Weight of destroyed fluorocarbons after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg]

99,558

* All of the numbers after decimal point are truncated.
* Difference among weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons, weight of shipped fluorocarbons and weight of destroyed fluorocarbons is due to time-lag of destruction reporting.