CSR activity report│Environment

Measures for “Environment” for products in each business field

Healthcare Segment

Measures in Consumer Healthcare Business Field

Environmental considerations for containers (Japanese only)

Materials Segment

Measures in Graphic Communication business field

About the “PLATE to PLATE” Aluminum Recycling System

This is a closed-loop recycling system*1 in which we collect Fujifilm CTP/PS plates used by printing companies, news companies, etc. and reproduce these plates with the same quality by recycling aluminum (the major raw material of these plates). Through collaboration with printing companies, news companies, aluminum recycling companies, alloy/rolling manufacturers, and so on, we will strive to promote this recycling system and substantially reduce our environmental impact.

  • *1 A recycling system to reproduce the same products without quality degradation. This enables us to minimize resource scrapping.

Fujifilm’s significant contribution to the promotion of efficient resource usage by establishing a closed-loop recycling system for used offset printing materials.

Environmental Impact

CTP/PS plates for offset printing require high purity aluminum to maintain good printing properties such as plate life, water retentivity, and resistance to dirt. Therefore, we used to use primary aluminum metal. However, additional bauxite ore (the primary source of aluminum) is required to produce primary aluminum metal, which consumes a large amount of energy and causes a considerable environmental burden. 
We believe that the use of recycled aluminum in the production process can achieve at least 63% less CO2 emission*3 to be generated in all processes from aluminum production to CTP/PS plate production compared with the production process using primary aluminum.

  • *3 This is obtained from the comparison of CO2 emissions between two methods of CTP/PS plate production, one using primary aluminum and the other using recycled aluminum from used CTP/PS plates. This indicates the effect of cutting CO2 emissions to be generated in all processes from bauxite refining (the raw material of aluminum) to CTP/PS plate production.

(1)Eligible Products for Recycling
Fujifilm CTP/PS plates (used plates)
Currently, it is necessary to separate Fujifilm CTP/PS plates from other companies’ CTP/PS plates which may have a different metal/trace metal composition, because the mixture of different metals may prevent the recycling of Fujifilm CTP/PS plates with the same quality. We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.
(2)Use of the “PLATE to PLATE” Mark
How to use the “PLATE to PLATE” (hereinafter, “P-to-P”) mark
(excerpt from the Label Usage Rules)

  1. Eligibility to use the “P-to-P” mark
    Participant of the P-to-P Recycling System The term “Participant” means a company that has submitted the Mark Use Application to the Environmental Labeling Management Office and whose use of the P-to-P Recycling System for the production of CTP/PS plates has been confirmed in its printing process.

  2. Requirements for the “P-to-P” mark usage

    1. Traceability
      The supply chain (e.g., purchasers and distributors) of used CTP/PS plates should be traceable with a P-to-P Recycling System Management Sheet and the return of used CTP/PS plates to the manufacturer (Fujifilm) should be confirmed.
    2. Segregated management
      The absence of foreign matter inclusion during the relevant process should be confirmed. (The term “foreign matter” means non-Fujifilm CTP/PS plates such as other companies’ CTP/PS plates and other aluminum products)
    3. Application procedures to use the “P-to-P” mark and the registration number
      The Environmental Labeling Management Office gives approval to a company that is participating in the P-to-P Recycling System for the use of the mark and issues its mark registration number.
“PLATE to PLATE” Environmental Labeling Management Office

2-22-3, Oji Kita-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Measures in Display Materials business field

Measures in Recording Media business field

Sustainability and Fujifilm Tape Storage Solutions

Business Innovation Segment

Measures in Business Innovation field

Environmentally-Conscious Products and Services

Efforts on Product Recycling

Imaging Segment

QuickSnap Recycling System

QuickSnap, a One-Time Use camera is reused and recycled by the Fujifilm Corporation.

You may have thought that the role of a QuickSnap ends once they have been used to take photos, and brought in to a camera store for development/ printing, but actually, they are reused and recycled at the factory. Therefore, you may re-encounter the QuickSnap which you once used. We would appreciate that you would recall this, and treat QuickSnaps with affection, when you use them.

The Fujifilm Group continuously strives to realize a sustainable environment and society, with consideration for the environment through recycling together with enriching our lives through photography.