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September 22, 2007


Seven-Eleven Japan Emits Zero Waste When Deploying New Cash Registers in Stores Nationwide

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Starway Co., a Japanese company that develops and sells reusable and recyclable packing boxes, announced on April 17, 2007 that with its environmentally-friendly containers it had completed a large-scale delivery of point-of-sale (POS) registers to Seven-Eleven Japan Co., a major convenience store chain in Japan. This initiative succeeded through cooperation with Toshiba Tech, a company that develops and supplies POS registers, and was the first such effort in the convenience store industry to take environmental measures for the delivery of POS registers.

Seven-Eleven Japan replaced about 25,000 older POS registers at all 11,700 of its stores with a multi-purpose card reader-writer model, compatible with various electronic money formats, as part of its sixth company-wide introduction of new information systems. Recycled and reusable containers, dubbed E-Star Pack, were used for shipping the POS registers. (See related JFS news article below.)

Once the new registers were removed from the containers, Starway collected and packed the old POS registers using the empty E-Star Pack containers. This approach resulted in zero waste at the stores, and the volume of cushioning material required was also reduced. The environmental effect was calculated as a CO2 emissions reduction of 30.4 tons.

- Green Delivery System Using Returnable Packing Boxes Wins Eco-Products Award (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2007/09/22 08:01:07 AM
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