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Reducing Waste

Each MGC Group company is striving to reduce waste by promoting the 3Rs of waste (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), and to undertake the proper disposal of waste in accordance with law.

Reducing Waste (MGC Group)

Fiscal 2018 waste amounts totaled about 128,200 tons Group-wide, an increase of about 900 tons, and nearly flat from the previous year. Final disposal for the Group totaled 3,361 tons, a decrease of about 830 tons from the previous year.

Amount of waste generated

Amount of waste generated

Recycled amount

Recycled amount

Final disposal amount

Final disposal amount

Final disposal intensity compared to net sales

Final disposal intensity compared to net sales

* Past data has been reviewed and corrected.

Zero Emissions (MGC Alone)

MGC alone defines zero emissions as final disposal of waste of 0.3% or less of waste generated, and works to encourage recycling and reduction of final disposal.
The zero emissions rate for fiscal 2018 was 0.72%, and zero emissions have not been achieved since fiscal 2014. Increases in the amount of final disposal since fiscal 2014 have been due to ongoing temporary circumstances, including waste generated in conjunction with a business reorganization, and the occurrence of waste catalyst and surplus soil. In addition, waste activated sludge that previously was sold for value is now disposed of in landfills, contributing to the increase in final disposal volume.

Final disposal volume and Zero Emissions Rate (MGC alone)

Final disposal volume and Zero Emissions Rate (MGC alone)