Tokuyama has started the full scale operation of its waste plastic-to-fuel facility, effectively nearly doubling overall capacity from 45,000tpa to 85,000tpa, after the completion of the third-stage phase of its waste plastic-to-fuel conversion plant. Ultimate target is the recycling of 165,000tpa of waste plastic into fuel. The project is part the cement producer's programme to recycle waste resources into cement raw materials and fuel.
Since April 2002 Tokuyama has created a stand-alone environmental business which recycles waste generated within the company. Plans include to recycle used tyres, sludge and neighbouring urban waste.