eco-friendly

Kyoto town changes names for burnable, landfill trash so people will think about what they’re doing

As always, words have a second meaning behind them in Kyoto.

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Ramen-based fuel now powers one of Japan’s most beautiful sightseeing railways

Leftover tonkotsu broth gets a new purpose in Kyushu.

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Japanese government seeking power to turn down private home air conditioners remotely, report says

Ministry wants new authority to aid shift to renewable energy sources.

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Delicious bento without the plastic waste — the OniBen is the one-handed mini meal we all need

Traditional bento shop collaborates with pair of comedians to make environmentally sustainable mini-lunches.

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Family Mart convenience stores will stop offering plastic forks, recommends chopsticks instead

Family Mart sticks a fork in forks.

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Coca-Cola Japan are testing “fill your own bottles” water dispensers to help reduce plastic waste

The water dispensers fall in line with the drinks giant’s global goal for 25 percent reusable packaging by 2030.

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Need a work-from-home office fast? Set up this Japanese cardboard desk in less than 1 minute

Eco-friendly *and* tiny-home-friendly.

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It’s eco-friendly AND delicious! Popular Yamanashi sweet now comes in an edible container

This tasty sweet is now easier to eat…but the edible package version is harder to find.

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Stay weed-free with the help of goats — Japanese farm offers eco-friendly alternative to mowing

Environmentally friendly AND cute? We’ll take that over a heavy, noisy lawn mower any day!

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Titan trash can to be placed near a Coca-Cola vending machine in Oita to help promote recycling

Hopefully it will help people realize they’re not supposed to throw trash in recycling bins.

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Japan considering adding charges for plastic convenience store utensils, hotel hangers, and more

I guess my days of plastic spoon-hoarding days are now over.

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Late-night Starbucks run? Chain will start discounting items before closing time in Japan

Starbucks Japan takes a page from Japanese supermarkets with new eco-friendly plan that should make everyone happy.

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Family Mart to celebrate 40th birthday by introducing onigiri with eco-friendly packaging

To a future where we can eat all the onigiri we want and save the environment.

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Starbucks introduces reusable Frappuccino cups, plus Go Pineapple and Go Peach Frappuccinos

Enjoy summer with these limited-edition flavors and products!

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The ultimate in water recycling: we try taking a bath in our dehumidifier water

When life gives you waste water, don’t put it to waste.

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What do you think of Muji’s new sustainable cutlery cover?

Now you can carry cutlery wherever you like with a small, sustainable silicone wrap.

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Japan’s postal service: So great it’ll even deliver a single leaf to your home

Handled with care and delivered in perfect condition.

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Cup Noodle aims to save 33 tons of plastic waste annually with one small change

The effect of this small change really shows Nissin’s reach around the world.

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Looking for a more accessible “Ramen Broth Hardening Powder”? Look no further!

If you’re looking for a good way to dispose of your leftover over ramen broth, but can’t get Cup Noodle’s powder, try this.

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Bandai launches Gunpla Recycling Project to reuse Gundam anime model kit plastics

Model maker is installing drop boxes at arcades across Japan.

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