A demonstration experiment to recycle plastic parts from scrapped automobiles has begun. Until now, it has often been incinerated, and the aim is to make effective use of resources and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Among them, a major chemical manufacturer began a demonstration experiment this month to recover plastic parts from cars in cooperation with non-life insurance companies and other organizations that often pick up cars that have been scrapped due to accidents.

In cooperation with demolition companies, we collect tail lamps and door rain shields from approximately 1000,20 cars.

On top of that, we plan to use the latest microwave technology to recycle it into synthetic resin, which is the raw material for various products, and aim to commercialize it in the next fiscal year.

According to a survey, more than <>,<> tons of plastic discarded from cars are incinerated, which aims to lead to the effective use of resources and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

Ryohei Nishihara, manager of Mitsubishi Chemical's P&C/MMA Business Group, said, "Through the demonstration experiment, we would like to confirm whether the materials can be recovered under the scheme we are thinking of, and aim for recycling."

In addition, Toyota Tsusho, a major trading company, is collaborating with recycled materials manufacturers to conduct demonstration experiments to collect and recycle airbags from scrapped vehicles, and plans to commercialize them in May.

In order to realize a decarbonized society, the movement to reuse resources is likely to spread further.