Want to leave precious natural resources in the "future". Recycling tableware "Re- tableware" (TOKYO FM+)-Yahoo! Journalism
Recycling tableware "Re- tableware"
吉田美穂がパーソナリティをつとめるTOKYO FMの番組「DUNLOP presents みらい図鑑」。日本の美しい風景、地域で受け継がれる伝統、志を持って活動する人など、100年後の地球に生きる子どもたちへ繋げていきたい“ヒト・モノ・コト”を紹介しています。10月16日（土）の放送では、「市原製陶」代表の金津誉（かなづ・ほまれ）さんに、Recycling tableware "Re- tableware"についてお話を伺いました。
In order to keep precious natural resources in the future
What do people do with broken and unnecessary cutlery? When thrown into non-combustible garbage, many of them will be buried, and the soil will not be returned even after 1000 years. Among them, ceramics and pottery are made from clay, a limited natural resource. This precious natural resource "wants to stay in the future", which began about 20 years ago, is the recycling of tableware "Re- tableware". Recycle unwanted tableware, reuse, and make environmentally friendly recycled tableware that does not waste clay. The center of the event is the producers of Dongmeinong in Gifu Prefecture, which accounts for about 60% of Japanese pottery.
Take the producers of Dongmeinong as the center for recycling
Recycled used tableware is crushed to less than 1 mm. The "cutlery crumbs" formed in this way are mixed with the previous clay to make "recycled soil", which is used to form and bake, resulting in "Re- tableware". One of the companies that produce "Re- tableware", "Shihara pottery" representative Jin Jin, said: "the utensils sent are crushed to the state of powder, and in the original pottery soil, 50% are mixed according to different things, and then shaped. I will try my best to reduce the garbage and think about whether I can use it again. "
As a pioneer in pottery recycling
How to circulate pottery that cannot be recycled even if it is buried in the soil? This is the origin of "Re- tableware". Reusing pottery and making new pottery can protect the environment and make effective use of resources. "needless to say, there are not many places to produce recycled pottery in the world, so as a pioneer, I hope that this can lead to the cutting edge of the recycled world utensils." tableware born in the Meinung roasting area is recycled. An effort to bring broken cutlery back to life. The challenges of producers will continue in the future. (TOKYO FM's "DUNLOP presents Atlas of the Future" will be broadcast on Saturday, October 16, 2021)