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Reduction of Wastes

Reduction and recycling of waste

We thoroughly separate waste to decrease final waste and promote recycling. The Daimaru and Matsuzakaya stores strive to decrease the total amount of waste by promoting recycling systems such as the use of collapsible containers and standardized department store hangers, which helps reduce the amount of packaging, with the cooperation of suppliers. At the Daimaru Tokyo, Koyoto and Sapporo stores and the Matsuzakaya Ueno store, we recycle EPS waste generated in these stores after compressing and dissolving it to significantly reduce its volume. In our staff cafeterias, we use chopsticks that can be repeatedly washed and reused instead of disposable waribashi chopsticks.

EPS compactor
(Daimaru Tokyo store)
Waste separation and three-tier waste container
(Matsuzakaya Nagoya store)

Reduction of food waste

The Daimaru and Matsuzakaya stores strive to reduce food waste generated in the stores. “Garbage disposers” are installed in the Daimaru Kyoto and Kobe stores and the Matsuzakaya Ueno store. The Daimaru Shinsaibashi, Umeda and Tokyo stores, the Matsuzakaya Nagoya, Shizuoka, Takatsuki and Toyota stores, and Hakata Daimaru outsource the disposal of food waste to outside disposal companies so that it can be recycled as fertilizer. We measure food waste each time and provide feedback to the departments that generate it each month to raise awareness of waste reduction.

Garbage disposer
(Matsuzakaya Ueno store)
Storage of waste edible oil
(Matsuzakaya Toyota store)

Reduction of water use

Daimaru Matsuzakaya Department Stores saves water by equipping its toilets with water-saving sensors, imitation sound devices or water-saving automatic flushing equipment and mounting automatic water faucets. Groundwater is used to flush the toilets at the Daimaru Kyoto, Kobe and Sapporo stores and the Matsuzakaya Nagoya store, and at the Matsuzakaya Ueno store, kitchen wastewater is used for the same purpose. The Daimaru Kyoto store introduced a “well water purifier” in 2003 and purifies groundwater with a filter for drinking.

Contribution to a Low-carbon Society