Company Profile UKP Production System
Characteristics of Hyogo Pulp's UKP Environmental Conservation Activity Measures against Illegal Logging Potentials for UKP  
Potentials for UKP
Relationship between UKP and the Recycling-oriented Society
Uses of UKP
UKP as a Replacement for Asbestos
UKP Markets in East Asia

Relationship between UKP and the Recycling-oriented Society

Trees are the raw materials for paper. Pulp is made by turning trees into fibers. Used paper is once again rendered into fibers and reused as recycled pulp. Today's corrugated cardboard is made of more than 90% recycled pulp. Japan's waste paper recycling and reuse rates are among the highest in the world.
Nevertheless, the use of virgin pulp, which has longer fibers than waste paper, is effective for giving strength to corrugated cardboard. Strength is one of the features of corrugated cardboard. As raw materials for virgin fibers, the Company effectively uses such waste/used woods as lumber mill scraps and wood from dismantled houses that are otherwise discarded, by altering them into wood chips. In recent years, the Company has assisted disaster restoration efforts in collaboration with prefectures by accepting large volumes of trees toppled by Typhoon 23 in 2004 and processing the wood into pulp.
People tend to think pulp production negatively impacts the global environment because pulp is made from wood. The Company, however, makes determined efforts to recycle wood, aiming to achieve coexistence and co-prosperity with the environment.
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