Ube to use more waste plastics as fuel

Ube to use more waste plastics as fuel
Published: 21 October 2005

Ube Industries Ltd, Japan, is preparing to procure more waste plastics which can be recycled into fuel for cement kilns, by expanding the plastic-crushing facilities at its cement plant in Kanda, Fukuoka Prefecture. The company will invest about 600 million yen to increase the annual capacity of the plastic disposal facilities at the Kanda plant more than twofold to 50,000 tons, bringing the firm’s total capacity to 105,000t, up 40 per cent from the current level. The new facilities are scheduled to come on-stream in January.  It will also begin collecting waste plastics in the Tokyo area, in addition to the Kyushu and Chugoku regions, as demand for disposing of waste plastics increases.