Mazda is actively engaged in horizontal recycling of bumpers replaced at its dealerships in Japan (damaged bumpers), as well as bumpers from ELV, as plastic materials to manufacture new vehicle bumpers.
- Bumper recycling:
Mazda collects bumpers removed for repairs, etc. at dealerships throughout Japan, and recycles them for reuse as plastic materials, etc. for new vehicles using exclusive Mazda technology. In FY March 2013, the Company collected 76,868 bumpers (attaining a collection rate of approximately 80%) for recycling.