Creating resource recycling society in a community wide manner
Waste generated daily from the system of mass-consumption in society has an impact on the global environment, including pollution and the destruction of ecosystems. Solving these issues will require initiatives for reducing waste and facilitating the recycling of resources. Instead of simply reducing waste from factories, Kurita aims to create a system for reducing waste and recycling it into resources in a community-wide manner. The core technology for the system is biogas power generation. Waste collected in the community, such as industrial waste from factories and household food waste, is reduced by applying a methane fermentation process. In addition, biogas generated in this process is used for generating power, which is supplied to the community as energy. Further, residue generated in the process can be recycled into construction materials and other resources. Kurita aims to build a new resource-recycling society together with local communities.