The Mitsui & Co. Environment Fund

Introduction to Grant Projects

Japan Automotive Recyclers Association

Field survey on the disposal of scrap vehicles in the Pacific Island States — The situation of disposing scrap vehicles in Fiji

Activity grant

Project Description

In addition to the rapid modernization of living conditions in the Pacific Island States, there is also an increasingly serious issue of waste disposal. One of the issues is decommissioned, scrap vehicles where the majority of these vehicles are not handled correctly and are simply abandoned in homes or forests - most if these vehicles are made in Japan. Our activities make light of the situation of disposing scrap vehicles in Palau, Micronesia and Fiji with the purpose of promoting recycling and reuse of automobiles and promote environmental education as an automobile producing country. We will implement the following activities:
(1)Acquire information from JICA and consider a survey method
(2)Cooperate with local organizations to conduct surveys on waste disposal and coastal areas as well as interview-based surveys with maintenance plants and related organizations, and prepare a report
(3)Provide information to relevant local and domestic related organizations as well as holding a briefing session

Preservation of surface soil and forestsEnergy problem
Grant year
FY2008 Activity Grants
Grant term
2 years
April 2009 - March 2011
Grant amount
6,300,000 yen
Activity region
Japan, Republic of Fiji
Neglected scrap vehicles in Fiji

Overview of the Organization

Shigeru Tenmyo, President
Shigeru Tenmyo, President
Establishment purpose
Today, the progress of motorization has spread across the world and automobiles are widespread across developing countries. There is a need for the correct disposal of scrap vehicles for all countries from the viewpoint of global environmental protection. In light of this situation our aim is to contribute to global environmental protection by collaborating with those in the disassembly business and promote automobile recycling and correct disposal of scrap vehicles on a global level.
Main areas of activity
1 full-time staff member, 72 full members
Annual operating budget
5.89 million yen in 2006, 14.11 million yen in 2007, 14.74 million yen in 2008
WEB site
Key activities
  • (1) Outreach and education for all citizens on the illegal dumping of automobiles
  • (2) Business for the proper disposal of abandoned vehicles and vehicles that have been affected by natural disasters
  • (3) Project to establish an advanced recycle parts system for decommissioned vehicles and promote reuse
  • (4) Collection and provision of information on automobile recycling overseas
  • (5) Conduct research and surveys on automobile recycling in Japan and overseas
By promoting the proper disposal of automobiles and raising awareness of this from all angles, the aim is to improve the rate of recycling, promote local development and revitalize economic activities to protect people's livelihoods and to contribute to global environmental protection.