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Bandai Namco: here is the project for the recycling of waste from Gundam models



Bandai Namco: here is the project for the recycling of waste from Gundam models


Bandai Namco has just started a project to recycle plastic waste created by the production of Gundam models in Japan. The statuettes of the famous robots that made the history of mecha are in fact assembled starting from frames made entirely of plastic, which generates a huge amount of waste material, especially considering how much these models sell on the Japanese market. With this recycling system, the scraps are converted into new models.

Bandai Namco: the project for the recycling of waste from Gundam models

The way Bandai Namco’s method works is very simple. The company has asked fans of the Gundam franchise to deposit the plastic parts of the frame, usually destined for trash after the model is completely built, in one of the 190 collection points nationwide. These points were activated at model shops and arcades operated by Bandai Namco.

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The company has stated that by collecting and recycling these scraps it will be able to produce a variety of items, including new Gundam models. Furthermore Bandai explained that by recycling the frames it will also be possible to produce thermal energy.

Yes, this is a very good news for the environment, given that the Gundam models have passed i 700 million sets sold worldwide starting in March of this year.

With such high numbers it is easy to understand that plastic waste is also present in very high numbers. “Gundam models are a very popular product for many people, so we launched this recycling project with the desire to create a sustainable society together with fans,” said a spokesperson for Bandai Namco. Despite this, the company has no plans for the moment to establish collection points for the looms outside of Japan.