Environment : Overview of Recycling of Specified Home Appliances (Japan)

Below is the actual results recycled by Panasonic Corporation during fiscal 2021 (from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022) in accordance with the Law for Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Home Appliance Recycling Law), including products bearing the SANYO brand.

Overview of recycled four kinds of end-of-life products

Air conditioner TV Refrigerator/
Freezer
Washing machine/
Clothes dryer
CRT LCD/
Plasma
Number of products received at designated collection points [1,000 units]

840

219

666

969

1,250

Number of products processed [1,000 units]

839

231

672

973

1,240

Total weight of products processed [tons]

33,890

5,896

11,699

63,328

51,582

Total weight of recycled materials from processed products [tons]

30,861

4,128

9,887

50,896

46,649

Recycling rate [%]

91

70

84

80

90

* "Number of products processed" and "Total weight of products processed" refer to the total (units and weight) of waste electric appliances that were treated for recycling in fiscal 2021.
* All of the numbers after the decimal point are truncated.
* There were a small number of units whose manufacturer responsible for recycling, etc. was not identified due to an inputting error in the manifest and/or for other reasons. Those units are not included in "Number of products received at designated collection points" and "Number of products processed".

Overview of the recycled parts and materials

Total weight of the recycled parts and materials which are transferable to those who use it as parts or materials of product for a fee or free of charge.

Air conditioner TV Refrigerator/
Freezer
Washing machine/
Clothes dryer
CRT LCD/
Plasma
Iron [tons]

9,103

388

3,455

23,283

21,165

Copper [tons]

2,276

217

104

1,096

655

Aluminum [tons]

677

4

338

289

907

Mixture including ferrous or non-ferrous materials [tons]

12,049

9

558

7,300

6,310

CRT glass [tons]

-

2,017

-

-

-

Other valuable materials [tons]

2,170

965

2,482

15,812

9,934

Total weight [tons]

26,277

3,603

6,938

47,782

38,973

* All of the numbers after decimal point are truncated.
* "Other valuable materials" are plastics, fluorocarbons, etc.

Breakdown of recycled materials by specified home appliance

[FIGURE]Breakdown of recycled materials by specified home appliance

Weights of refrigerant fluorocarbons which were collected, shipped, recovered or re-used, and destroyed

Air conditioner

Refrigerator/
Freezer

Washing machine/
Clothes dryer

Weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg]

555,889

39,976

19,867

Weight of refrigerant fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies[kg]

547,628

38,737

19,383

Weight of recovered or re-used refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg]

506,063

24,384

16,194

Weight of destroyed refrigerant fluorocarbons[kg]

39,804

14,341

3,148

* All of the numbers after decimal point are truncated.
* Difference amoung weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons, weight of shipped refrigerant fluorocarbons and "total weight of recovered or re-used refrigerant fluorocarbons and destroyed fluorocarbons" is due to time-lag of reporting.

Weights of fluorocarbons from insulation materials, which were liquefied and collected, shipped, and destroyed

Refrigerator/
Freezer

Weight of fluorocarbons liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg]

84,294

Weight of fluorocarbons shipped to consigned destroying companies after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg]

82,021

Weight of destroyed fluorocarbons after liquefied and collected from insulation materials[kg]

80,883

* All of the numbers after decimal point are truncated.
* Difference among weight of collected refrigerant fluorocarbons, weight of shipped fluorocarbons and weight of destroyed fluorocarbons is due to time-lag of destruction reporting.