秋田県エコタウンセンター
エコタウンセンター 秋田県北部エコタウン 地球と未来のために 産業遺産・環境産業観光プログラム 環境・リサイクル施設の見学お申し込み

 環境と調和した地域社会へ2

Nine municipalities in northern Akita along the Yoneshirogawa River work together to promote Northern Akita Eco-Town Project. This project's goals are the development of towns in harmony with the environment, based on the government's Zero Emission Concept.
The idea of recycling used small electric appliances started in the eco-town area is now conducted all over Akita.


使用済みの家電は資源?

Used electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) contains a great deal of metals including rare metals necessary for manufacturing.
However, such devices may contain toxic substances including lead, cadmium and mercury, which require proper treatment in order to prevent environmental pollution. The EU and other countries have begun encouraging manufacturers to design products to be collected easily and holding them responsible for collecting and recycling used products and paying recycling costs.
知ってる?こでんプロジェクト
Koden Project is an effort to create a recycling system of used small home appliances containing precious rare metals by encouraging people to recycle them instead of keeping them at home or throw them away. Have you ever seen a Koden recycling box at a super market or municipal office?
To realize a recycling-oriented society, it is necessary for ordinary citizens to participate in project aiming to produce zero waste.
  なにを?
We collect used home electronic appliances containing rare metals within the size of 25cm x 15cm.
AC adapters, MD/MP3 players, cell phones, game devices, digital cameras, memory cards, power cables, chargers.
どこで?
Used home appliances are collected in recycling boxes with the designated sticker.

どこへ?
Collected used devices are transferred to a recycling factory in Odate. As you see below, recycled products are decomposed, separated and then used for various experiments and research on recycling rare metals.
We collect used small electronic devices.
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