CSR around the world <Japan> – 2008

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Collecting plastic bottle caps to support children in developing countries and persons with disabilities

Jan. 1, 2008

Ricoh Sales Co., Ltd., Shiga Ricoh Co., Ltd. / Japan

  • Plastic cap collection box in Yono Office, Ricoh Sales Co., Ltd. Plastic cap collection box
    in Yono Office, Ricoh Sales Co., Ltd.

Ricoh Sales Co., Ltd. collects plastic bottle caps for recycling, an initiative named "eco-cap activities," which was developed at business sites. Sales of such caps are used to buy vaccines for children in developing nations. Shiga Ricoh Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary, collects plastic bottle caps to offer them to institutions helping people with disabilities to work. Collected caps are cleaned and made into chips.

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