Policies and Regulations

Increasing Recycling Rates

With more than 30 million Guests visiting our Theme Parks, the Tokyo Disney Resort is much like a town.
 The OLC Group promotes waste reduction and recycling programs and is making aggressive efforts to reduce our impact on the environment.

Medium-term Target in Waste Management

We work to reduce waste by upholding the medium-term target of reducing the amount of daily combustible waste by 3% from the FY 2015 level to 110 g per Guest by FY 2020. We will also continue to rigorously enforce the proper separation of different types of waste, and promote recycling.

Amount of daily combustible waste per Guest

OLC Group’s Environmental Policy

The OLC Group undertakes environmental activities in line with Our Environmental Policy.

Management Structures

Structures to Promote Waste Management

The OLC Group has established an Environmental Action Committee to promote the environmental activities of the Group. This committee is chaired by Officer in charge of Social Activity Promotion Department and is responsible for planning and setting targets for the company’s environmental activities. Positioned under the Environmental Action Committee, the Subcommittee on Waste Management conducts fact-finding surveys, devises strategies for addressing environmental issues, and implements initiatives to reduce environmental impact. 
Going forward, we intend to keep enhancing our environmental management structure, operate our business in harmony with the environment.

OLC Group Waste Management Policy

The OLC Group has adopted a group-wide waste management policy and is sharing this philosophy within the group in an effort to promote waste disposal methods that are kinder to the environment.

Actions and Performances

Recycling Programs

Tokyo Disney Resort's

Rigorous Waste Sorting

The waste generated at the Tokyo Disney Resort is carefully sorted by Cast Members in accordance with detailed sorting criteria in order to recycle as much of our waste as possible.

We recycle a wide range of resources including cardboard boxes, kitchen waste, plants, edible oils, plastic bottles, plastic wrapping materials, other plastic waste, copy paper, newspapers and magazines, paper cups, paper packages, empty cans, empty bottles, metal and wooden chips. These are sent to specialized facilities for recycling.

Liquid waste is separated from general waste before collection
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Liquid waste is separated from general waste before collection

FY 2018 Recycling Rates

In FY 2002, when Tokyo DisneySea was first opened for the entire year, the recycling rate fell short of 50%; by contrast, the rate across the entire Tokyo Disney Resort reached about 75%* in FY 2018 as a result of the initiatives above. We recycle virtually all of the kitchen waste generated in our Theme Parks.

Recycling Rates

FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
75% 74% 75% 75%

Recycling Loop

Tokyo Disney Resort's

The OLC Group has embarked on efforts to complete the recycling loop by collecting recyclable materials and using products made from recycled materials.
Roughly 30% of the toilet paper used in some of our facilities today is made from paper cups collected at our Theme Parks and recycled.

 

Paper cups are recycled into toilet paper.
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Paper cups are recycled into toilet paper.

Measures Taken at Hotels

Tokyo Disney Resort's

At Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta and Disney Ambassador Hotel, we ask Guests to kindly use toilet paper sparingly by finishing one toilet paper roll before using the other.

 

Guests are requested to finish one toilet paper roll before using the other.
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Guests are requested to finish one toilet paper roll before using the other.

Donations to Food Banks

In order to avoid throwing away the pre-gelatinized rice set aside in preparation for disasters, other food that has not yet expired, and tableware that is still utilizable, starting in FY 2014 we began making donations to food banks and other organizations.
 
The main recipient of the donation was a certified NPO, Second Harvest Japan, the largest food bank in Japan. Based on the principle of “food for everyone,” they provide a wide range of support activities including support for disaster-stricken areas, welfare facilities, and the economically disadvantaged, and single mothers.

Environmental Impact Status of Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort's

FY 2018 waste emissions at Tokyo Disney Resort as well as other data are indicated here.