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Around Edgy / Japan

cap recycling

by Hiroki Yanagisawa on October 14, 2009 8:20 AM

As introduced before, Japan is known for very enthusiastic on the separation of trash.
前にも触れたが日本はゴミの分別大国だ。

Nowadays, it extends to a plastic bottle's cap and bottle.
最近ではペットボトルのキャップとボトルの分別まではじまった。
A cap is mainly made from polypropylene and and a bottle is PET, polyethylene terephthalate. When it comes to recycling, they need to be separated.
キャップの素材は主にポリプロピレンで、ボトルはペット。そう考えるとリサイクル時には分別が必要だ。

But a concern is, the cap box only says "cap collection box." It doesn't really say what to do with it. It would be really nice to know if this cap is being simply thrown away, or properly recycled.
だが、一つ気がかりなのはこのキャップ用のボックスには「キャップ回収箱」としか書かれていないこと。集めたキャップを「捨てる」のか「ちゃんとリサイクルする」のかが気になるところだ。

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AT: Jonanjima Seaside Park, Tokyo (also available in many other locations)

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