• Short Summary

    As countries throughout the world are trying to find ways of turning waste material to profitable use an ambitious Japanese project seems to be solving part of the problem.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Recycling plant in Yokohama ZOOM INTO "Stardust 80" sign outside the plant
    0.08

    2.
    GV Lorry full of waste material arrives at plant and waste is poured into an automatic classifying system (2 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    SV Worker watching waste being moved by crane through classifying system
    0.25

    4.
    SV Engineers sitting behind control panel of automatic system
    0.33

    5.
    SV INT. Waste disposal plant machinery turning the waste into pulp (7 shots)
    0.58

    6.
    SV Pulp being converted into giant rolls of paper
    1.17

    7.
    SV Toilet rolls coming off conveyor belt (5 shots)
    1.33




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    Background: As countries throughout the world are trying to find ways of turning waste material to profitable use an ambitious Japanese project seems to be solving part of the problem. It's called "Stardust 80" and is an attempt to convert Yokohama's refuse into re-usable goods.

    SYNOPSIS: This is the huge recycling plant in Yokohama where the Japanese Government is carrying out the pilot-scheme.

    Each day hundreds of tonnes of waste material and litter is gathered from the city's busy streets.But instead of burning or burying the rubbish it is dumped into an automatic classifying machine which separates various materials for different recovery process. At a central control room, workers monitor each step in the recycling process.

    Fully automated machinery divides refuse according to four main categories through a liquifying system. The first two categories are materials selected for either metal recovery or conversion into fuel gas. A third category is processed into high-yield compost for agricultural use. The fourth major element is refined to make paper pulp.

    "Stardust 80" turns out approximately 25 tonnes of refined pulp, the equivalent of fifty-five thousand newspapers or about forty-six thousand rolls of toilet tissue. Newsprint and toilet rolls are in fact the two main commercial products sold back to industry by the refuse plant.

    This not only makes a major contribution to resources conservation but also helps to cut the cost of municipal collection and disposal of refuse.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3P3X6TYMCBTWB4L2MR7XVJI58
    Media URN:
    VLVA3P3X6TYMCBTWB4L2MR7XVJI58
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/09/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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