Policies and Regulations

Reducing Waste and Increasing Recycling Rates

With many 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.

Targets for 2030 in Waste Management-Tokyo Disney Resort

Our Group has been taking actions to reduce waste and has set the following targets in order to contribute to “Recycling-oriented society,” our ESG materiality. We will also continue to work on saving resources by reducing the amount of waste rigorously enforcing the proper separation of different types of waste, and promoting recycling.

Key Goal
Indicator (KGI)
Quantitative target /
Qualitative target
Key Goal
Indicator (KGI)
Quantitative target /
Qualitative target
Target year
Waste reduction target
10% reduction
(vs. FY 2016 levels)
Food loss reduction
50% reduction
(vs. FY 2019 levels)
Single use plastics
reduction target
25% reduction
(vs. FY 2018 levels)
Percentage recycled
[actual result]
80% Resource saving
target on products
and services
7.8% reduction
(vs. FY 2018 levels)

FY 2022 Waste Reduction Results-Tokyo Disney Resort

Key Goal Indicator(KGI) FY2022 result Key Performance
Indicator (KPI)
FY2022 result
Waste reduction
target [weight]
4.8% reduction
(vs. FY2016 levels)
Food loss
reduction target
24.5% reduction
(vs. FY2019 levels)
Single use platics
reduction target
20.1% reduction
(vs. FY2018 levels)
73% Resource saving target
on products and services
11.8% reduction
(vs. FY2018 levels)

FY 2022 Waste Reduction Results-OLC Group

Waste emissions (Total incuding valuable resouces) 24,400t
Hazardous waste 39t
Percentage recycled 71%

The OLC Group’s Environmental Policy (Revised May 2022)

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

Management Structures

The OLC Group’s Structures to Promote Waste Management

Recognizing environmental issues as an important managerial challenge to be addressed, our Board of Directors resolved to set “Measures to address climate change and natural disasters” and “Recycling-oriented society” as areas of ESG materiality, and monitor the progress made in our related plans. Our Group has established an Environmental Action Committee chaired by the Director of the Corporate Strategy Planning Division (Executive Director and Executive 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. Through the Environmental Action Committee, targets and plans regarding environment actions are reported to the Board of Directors annually.

Actions and Performances

Recycling Rates-Tokyo Disney Resort

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.

FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
74% 73% 73% 73%

*Rate of waste recycled of all waste generated according to the business operations of Tokyo Disney Resort(total recycled waste/total waste×100)

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 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.

Also, all of the cardboard that are used for delivering the products and plastic bottles are recycled.

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, poor, and single mothers

Reducing Food Loss

Dishes made using non-standard tomatoes, bell peppers, and strawberries produced at the Hokuto and Teshikaga farms operated by the Group are served at restaurants in our Theme Parks as well as in the employee cafeteria (36 tons of produce is put to good use each year).

Developing Environmentally Friendly Products

Tokyo Disney Resort

Products have been created and sold under our original brand by making use of discarded plastic bottles collected at our Theme Parks, coffee dregs from our restaurants, and obsolete cast member costumes, among others.


Recycling Loop


Tokyo Disney Resort

Selected restrooms across our businesses use toilet paper made from recycled paper. Some of these restrooms located at TDL and TDS use 30% recycled content from paper cups that have been recycled in the parks.

Measures to reduce paper waste 


Tokyo Disney Resort

Stopped providing paper bags as a standard amenity in hotel rooms on February 28, 2023 

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

Packaging giving consideration to the environment

Initiative example


Initiatives to reduce the amount of plastic packaging used

We introduced strawless lids at some Theme Park
restaurants, reducing the use of approximately 2.7 tons of straws on an annual basis.
We also started charging for plastic shopping bags at stores selling merchandise to reduce plastic use. (Use of plastic was reduced by about 70% per guest on weight basis compared with before we started charging for the bags.)

Switch to recyclable material

Helped increase the value of recycling by switching from paper to aluminum beer cups at some restaurants on a trial basis

Promoting the use of paper packaging made from recycled materials

We enacted the Guidelines on Paper Procurement and are requesting that our suppliers basically use recycled paper in paper packaging

Environment Related Data

Tokyo Disney Resort

Data on environmental performances of FY 2022.