Policies and Regulations

Increasing Recycling Rates

With a large number of Guests visiting our Theme Parks every day, the Tokyo Disney Resort is much like a big city. 
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 by FY 2020

Our Group has been working to reduce waste, aiming to achieve the FY 2020 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 work on resource saving, by rigorously enforcing the proper separation of different types of waste, and promoting recycling.

Changes in amount of daily combustible waste per Guest

*Increased as a result of waste collection/sorting employees discontinuing sorting work that involves opening garbage bags for their own safety and due to the growing quantity of disinfectant and cleaning materials(FY2020).

The OLC Group’s Environmental Policy

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

Management Structures

The OLC Group’s Structures to Promote Waste Management

Our Group has established an Environmental Action Committee chaired by the Supervisor of the Corporate Strategy Planning Division (Executive Director and Executive Vice President Officer). The committee is responsible for planning and setting targets for the Company’s environmental activities including climate change. Established under the Environmental Action Committee, the Subcommittee on Resource Recycling works to share our waste management policy across our Group and strengthen collaboration to conduct fact-finding surveys, devise strategies for addressing environmental issues, and implement initiatives to reduce environmental impact.

Actions and Performances

Recycling Programs

Tokyo Disney Resort

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.

FY 2020 Recycling Rates

In FY 2002, when Tokyo DisneySea was first open for the entire year, the recycling rate fell short of 50 percent; by contrast, the rate across the entire Tokyo Disney Resort reached 70 percent level in these several years as a result of the initiatives above. We recycle virtually all of the kitchen waste generated in our Theme Parks.

Recycling Rates

FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020
75% 75% 74% 73%

Resource-saving and Recycling Initiatives

Initiative example


Donations to Food Banks

Pre-gelatinized rice stored for disaster response along with other unexpired food and still-usable tableware are donated to food banks, mainly a certified NPO called Second Harvest Japan*.

*The largest food bank in Japan. Based on the principle of “food for everyone,” it conducts a wide range of support activities including providing support for disaster-stricken areas, welfare facilities, the economically disadvantaged, and single mothers

Recycling Loop


Tokyo Disney Resort

Roughly 30% of the toilet paper used at some of our facilities is made from recycled paper cups collected at our Theme Parks.

Conserving toilet paper


Tokyo Disney Resort

Signage asking Guests to finish one roll of toilet paper before using the other is installed.
(Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Disney Ambassador Hotel)

Paper cups are recycled into toilet paper
Paper cups are recycled into toilet paper
Guests are requested to finish one toilet paper roll before using the other
Guests are requested to finish one toilet paper roll before using the other

Environment Related Data

Tokyo Disney Resort

Data on environmental performances of FY2020.