Policies and Regulations

Increasing Recycling Rates

With tens of millions of Guests visiting our Theme Parks each year, 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 work on resource saving, by rigorously enforcing the proper separation of different types of waste, and promoting 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

OLC Group has established an Environmental Action Committee chaired by the Executive Director and Executive Vice President Officer in charge of the Sustainability Promotion Department, Corporate Strategy Planning Division. 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 Waste Management works to share our waste management policy across the Group and strengthen collaboration to conduct fact-finding surveys, devise strategies for addressing environmental issues, and implement initiatives to reduce environmental impact.

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

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 2019 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 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019
74% 75% 75% 74%

Recycling Loop

Tokyo Disney Resort

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 percent 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.
Paper cups are recycled into toilet paper.

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.

Initiatives to Reduce Use of Disposable Plastic

Environment Related Data

Tokyo Disney Resort

Data on environmental performances of FY2019.