Recycling technology for a recycling society and the consumer's expected consciousness: Recycling from the viewpoint of four items of home appliances

Toshiaki Sakurai, Ryogo Kubo, Masami Watanabe, Hiromi Ogi

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The concept of 'recycling' was adopted to solve the overuse of resources by mass production and mass consumption of products in the 20th century. In the latter half of the 20th century, all companies started recycling activities slowly but positively, and some of them established their own recycling plants. This article introduces the processes through which used home appliances are made into materials (for reuse), and the machines, facilities, and methods for such reuse, as well as the results of their actual application by the study of a recycling plant. It is expected that this article would motivate the readers for recycling and to consider and feel what we, consumers, should do.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan
Externally publishedYes



  • Electrical appliance manufacturer
  • Home appliance recycling low
  • Recycling
  • Recycling rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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