Creating Paper Products through Closed Recycling of Used Corrugated Containers:
The Marubeni Group’s Participation in the “MARUNOUCHI TO GO Project”

Apr. 20. 2022
Marubeni Corporation
Marubeni Forest LinX Co., Ltd.
Marubeni Paper Recycle Co., Ltd.
Koa Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”), Marubeni Forest LinX Co., Ltd. (“Marubeni Forest LinX”), Marubeni Paper Recycle Co., Ltd. (“Marubeni Paper Recycle”), and Koa Kogyo Co., Ltd. (“Koa Kogyo”)  will start offering paper products that have been upcycled through the closed recycling(*1) of used corrugated containers collected at office buildings in the Marunouchi area through the “MARUNOUCHI TO GO Project,” a food loss reduction project hosted by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., from April 21, 2022. 


First, Marubeni Paper Recycle will collect used corrugated containers. Koa Kogyo will then produce 100% recycled paper from these containers by using them as raw materials. Marubeni Forest LinX will then process the recycled paper into paper bags and flyers while ensuring traceability(*2).The paper bags, which are environmentally friendly paper products under FSC®Certification(*3), will be used by customers to bring home portions of dishes they could not finish eating at restaurants in the Otemachi, Marunouchi, and Yurakucho areas that participate in MARUNOUCHI TO GO Project.

Marubeni, Marubeni Forest LinX, Marubeni Paper Recycle, and Koa Kogyo are familiar with transforming used corrugated containers and other waste paper materials into products that suit various needs (paper bags, envelopes, delivery bags, paper towels, cardboard fixtures, printing paper, etc.) to encourage consumers to take an interest in a circular economy. We will continue to contribute to creating a recycling-oriented society by leveraging the strengths of the Group to build a sustainable recycling scheme for waste paper.

(*1) Closed recycling : Reusing used materials collected by the company in-house
(*2) Traceability : Keeping track of raw material procurement, production, consumption, and disposal
(*3) FSC®Certification : An international system for certifying appropriate forest management for the purpose of sustainable
forest utilization and conservation (License Number: FSC®-C010952)
Marunouchi TO GO Project Overview
Period : April 21 to June 30, 2022
Number of stores : 74 (as of April 21)
Website : https://www.marunouchi.com/lp/togobox/