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October 26, 2012

Rengo Wins a 3Rs Promotion Council President’s Prize

Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it has won a 3Rs Promotion Council President’s Prize at the FY2012 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) promotion merit awards hosted by the 3Rs Promotion Council. The prize was awarded for high evaluations of the efforts by Rengo’s Kanazu Mill (Awara-shi, Fukui Prefecture) to create lightweight corrugated board through the development of lightweight Less Caliper & Carbon (LCC) containerboard, as well as activities related to the effective utilization of recovered paper resources.

The goal of the 3Rs Promotion Council is to promote recycling through cooperation with the government, consumers, industry and others. It was founded in 2001 as the Recycling Promotion Council and was renamed the 3Rs Promotion Council in 2002 with the goal of building a recycling-oriented society through the “3 Rs”—reduce, reuse, and recycle. The 3Rs promotion merit awards are conducted each year as one aspect of the Council’s public awareness and promotion activities.

LCC containerboard was first developed by Rengo’s Kanazu Mill. It is a lightweight, high performance containerboard that also helps to effectively utilize valuable recovered paper resources and reduce environmental impact. This is Rengo’s second award, after the 3Rs Promotion Council President’s Prize received in fiscal 2009 for its promotion of reduction of waste generation through lighter corrugated board, as well as recycling and resources conservation by means of an improved usage rate of recovered paper.

With the encouragement of this award, Rengo will work to further improve the environmental performance of its environmentally friendly corrugated board. To that end, Rengo will continue to strongly promote the development and widespread use of lighter, thinner packaging with fewer CO2 emissions, based on its key phrase of “Less Weight, Less Carbon.”


The Kanazu Mill where LCC containerboard was developed

The Kanazu Mill where LCC containerboard was developed


 

Rengo’s usage rate of recovered paper is 97.9%

Rengo’s usage rate of recovered paper is 97.9%


Promoting reduction of waste generation through “Less Weight, Less Carbon” corrugated board

Promoting reduction of waste generation through
“Less Weight, Less Carbon” corrugated board