Our Environmental Efforts
Freshly harvested horseradish is covered in leaves, roots, and dirt. This was once disposed of as leftovers. However, the KINJIRUSHI Wasabi Co., Ltd. Okhotsk Factory uses microbe fermentation to recycle 100% of these leftovers into compost for use in growing plants.
Today, the KINJIRUSHI Wasabi Co., Ltd. Okhotsk Factory uses this compost to grow crops in its experimental fields, and the crops grown using this compost have been widely acclaimed for their delicious flavor. In this way, we are not only helping to resolve environmental issues through reducing the amount of trash we produce, but are also helping to encourage agriculture in the Okhotsk region.
Introducing natural gas-powered trucks
Since Sept. 2006, we have been using environmentally-friendly refrigerated 3t natural gas-powered trucks at our Nagoya Factory to transport previously manufactured wasabi products to our refrigerated warehouse.
Compared with traditional vehicles, natural-gas powered vehicles produce significantly less emissions including nitrogen oxide (NOx), hydrocarbon (HC), and carbon monoxide (CO), which cause photochemical smog and acid rain. These vehicles also produce little or no black smoke and particulate matter (PM).
Our CO2 emission reduction efforts
We continue our efforts to reduce CO2 in our production factories by installing gas boilers, keeping ingredients stored at optimal temperatures via computer control, and more.
In recognition of our environmental efforts, the KINJIRUSHI Wasabi Co., Ltd. Okhotsk Factory was certified as an Eco Plant by Abashiri City in March 2006.
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