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

This is the sum total recycled by Panasonic Corporation during fiscal 2013 (from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013) in accordance with the Law for Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances.

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

Item Air conditioner TV Refrigerator
/Freezer
Washing machine
/Clothes dryer
CRT LCD/plasma
Number of products received at designated collection points [1,000 units] 573 601 66 925 1,079
Number of products processed [1,000 units] 564 646 64 918 1,031
Total weight of products processed [tons] 23,671 18,575 1,251 57,168 36,851
Total weight of recycled materials from processed products [tons] 20,906 15,385 1,014 45,106 30,168
Recycling rate [%] 88 82 81 78 81
  • Note:
  • ・"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 2013.
  • ・"Number of products received at designated collection points" and "Number of products processed" do not include units in case a manufacturer responsible for recycling, etc. was not identified due to an inputting error in the manifest and for other reasons.
  • ・Numbers after the decimal point are truncated.

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.

Item Air conditioner TV Refrigerator
/Freezer
Washing machine
/Clothes dryer
CRT LCD/Plasma
Iron [tons] 8,185 1,619 478 25,691 16,496
Copper [tons] 1,658 610 12 767 398
Aluminum [tons] 1,373 28 48 17 457
Mixture including ferrous or non-ferrous materials [tons] 6,981 244 17 5,642 4,311
CRT glass [tons] - 9,312 - - -
Other valuable materials [tons] 2,704 3,569 455 12,985 8,502
Total weight [tons] 20,906 15,385 1,014 45,106 30,168
  • Note:
  • ・"Other valuable materials" are plastics, etc.
  • ・Numbers after the decimal point are truncated.

Breakdown of recycled materials by specified home appliance

[FIGURE]Breakdown of collected materials by product family

Weights of refrigerant fluorocarbons which were collected, shipped, and destroyed

Item Air conditioner Refrigerator
/Freezer
Washing machine
/Clothes dryer
Weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg] 353,742 81,844 2,179
Weight of refrigerant fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies[kg] 349,854 80,343 2,102
Weight of destroyed refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg] 349,054 79,661 2,076
  • Note:
  • ・Numbers after the decimal point are truncated.

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

Item Refrigerator
/Freezer
Weight of fluorocarbons liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg] 142,536
Weight of fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg] 139,370
Weight of destroyed fluorocarbons after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg] 137,946
  • Note:
  • ・Difference between weight of shipped fluorocarbons and weight of collected fluorocarbons is backlog.
  • ・Weight of shipped fluorocarbons and weight of destroyed fluorocarbons partly include weight of fiscal 2012.
  • ・Difference between weight of shipped fluorocarbons and weight of destroyed fluorocarbons is due to time-lag of destruction reporting.
  • ・Numbers after the decimal point are truncated.

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