Strengthening the Recycling Research Structure
Toyota established the Automobile Recycle Technical Center in
April 2001, in order to strengthen the recycling research structure.
This Technical Center will work on research subjects such as easy-to-dismantle
vehicle structures and appropriate and efficient dismantling technologies.
Study of removability of chassis-related parts
Improvement of Recoverability in the New Celsior
In the new Celsior, Toyota actively promoted a design that gave
consideration to recycling, by expanding the use of a new type
of TSOP and RSPP vehicle soundproofing products and by reducing
the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) to 1/3 of the older model.
Toyota has also used a natural material (kenaf) and reduced lead
All Dealers Begin Activities in Accordance with
the Environmental Guidelines
Based on the Toyota Japanese Dealer Environmental Guidelines adopted
by the Toyota National Dealer's Advisory Council, all automobile
dealers, parts distributors, L&F dealers, Toyota Home dealers
and Rental/Lease dealers began action by the end of FY2000.