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

This is the sum total recycled by Panasonic Corporation during fiscal 2014 (from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014) 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] 724 550 101 1,092 1,251
Number of products processed [1,000 units] 653 537 93 1,032 1,208
Total weight of products processed [tons] 27,381 15,361 1,947 65,735 44,837
Total weight of recycled materials from processed products [tons] 24,234 12,216 1,685 51,394 37,867
Recycling rate [%] 88 79 86 78 84
  • 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.
  • ・There were a small number of units whose manufacturer responsible for recycling, etc. was not identified due to an inputting error in the manifest and/or for other reasons. Those units are not included in "Number of products received at designated collection points" and "Number of products processed".
  • ・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] 9,164 1,389 776 27,923 19,972
Copper [tons] 1,880 477 18 980 484
Aluminum [tons] 1,654 25 75 85 639
Mixture including ferrous or non-ferrous materials [tons] 8,135 209 49 6,902 5,633
CRT glass [tons] - 7,053 - - -
Other valuable materials [tons] 3,399 3,060 765 15,503 11,137
Total weight [tons] 24,234 12,216 1,685 51,394 37,867
  • 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] 411,747 87,293 3,978
Weight of refrigerant fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies[kg] 405,904 85,502 3,892
Weight of destroyed refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg] 403,940 84,523 3,873
  • 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] 168,797
Weight of fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg] 165,447
Weight of destroyed fluorocarbons after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg] 163,366
  • 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 2013.
  • ・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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