Resources Conservation and Recycling
Management of Wastes
Management of Wastes
While trying to properly dispose of wastes based on the laws and regulations on wastes, Tohoku EPCo makes active efforts to reduce wastes and promote effective use of wastes, and maintains an effective use rate at 90% or higher.
From now on, the Company Group as a whole will promote the reduction of wastes to be produced, and reuse and recycling of wastes in an effort to further reduce wastes and promote effective use of wastes.
Quantity of Wastes Produced and Effectively Utilized (FY2004)
Track Record of Effective Use of Industrial Wastes, Etc.
The wastes produced by Tohoku EPCo include ash (cinders, smoke and dust) produced by combustion of coal and oil, gypsum (sludge) as the byproduct from flue gas desulfurization equipment, etc. Tohoku EPCo properly manages and disposes of these wastes, and also promotes their effective use to reduce wastes.
In FY2004, the amount of wastes produced reached 1,099,000 tons, and the amount of wastes effectively used stood at 994,000 tons. As a result, the effective use rate reached 90.4%.
Amount of Wastes and Effective Use Rate
Examples of Effective Use
Expansion of Introduction of Waste Management System
Tohoku EPCo introduced a waste management system in FY2003, aiming at reinforcing and improving its waste management, and has been promoting the introduction of this system in its offices and establishments since FY2004 for further reinforcement of waste management.
3R Waste Measures Studied by Group Companies
The Group Companies that have close relations with Tohoku EPCo concerning contracted works, purchases of materials and equipment, etc. formed the "Study Group on 3R Waste Measures" with the employees in charge of environmental issues. The study group has been studying and promoting the 3R Waste Measures to achieve the compatibility between the economics (reduction in cost of waste disposal) and environmental preservation (reduction in adverse effects on environment), aiming at improving the effective use rate, including contracted works.
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