CIRCULAR YOKOHAMA

Accelerate Yokohama's circular economy

WHY: Making Yokohama a Circular City

As one of Japan’s major cities, Yokohama has been striving to build itself as a sustainable city to serve its 3.7 million citizens. It also has been chosen as an SDGs Future City. However, Japan’s aging society has created new demands such as job creation, economic revitalization, usage of abandoned houses, enhanced social welfare, and improved urban infrastructure. Furthermore, the population of Yokohama is expected to drop to 3.3 million by 2050. Harch hopes to tackle these community issues to make Yokohama a more thriving city. This brought our attention to the concept of a circular economy, which aims to achieve sustainable economic growth for everyone while reducing the environmental footprint and creating benefits for local communities.

HOW: Creating a positive loop

In Yokohama, there are already many good local circular economy projects in place. Harch hopes to spread awareness of these ideas for a wider audience in Japan and overseas through our media channels. Moreover, we want to unite people who are interested in the topic from the city and other areas. We will then stimulate new projects and promote them by effectively utilizing our media. By generating this cycle, we aim to accelerate the circular economy in Yokohama.

WHAT: What is Circular Yokohama?

Circular Yokohama is a platform to accelerate the circular economy in the city of Yokohama. We post the latest news regarding Yokohama’s circular economy, create a “circular map” that lists circular projects around the city, and develop a database for each project. On this platform, you can also find our local circular economy tours and experiences you can join. We closely work with the city, local SMEs, and NPOs under a comprehensive partnership agreement to promote the circular economy in the city.

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Circular Yokohama – Harch enters into agreement to promote the circular economy through Living Lab

  • On 2021年12月23日
Harch has entered into an agreement with Yokohama City, Yokohama Living Lab Support Office (Representative Director: Yuki Kawahara) and Yokohama Community Design Lab (Representative Directors: Yuki Sugiura and Yuka Mori). The agreement is to promote the circular economy by a public-private partnership through Living Lab. The agreement aims to contribute to the realization of a […]
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Circular Yokohama – Harch Representative Kato participated in online event “Yokohama Startups 2021 Vol.4 ‘Circular Economies and DX: Designing the Future of Food’” on September 29

  • On 2021年10月8日
Harch’s Representative Yu Kato participated in the online event “Yokohama Startups 2021 Vol.4 ‘Circular Economies and DX: Designing the Future of Food.’” The event was held on September 29th and hosted by Kannai Innovation Initiative, Co., Ltd. Yokohama Startups 2021 has been held as a talk event from August 2021. The purpose of the event […]
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Circular Yokohama – Representative Kato participates in online event “Renewable Energy City Forum ‘Yokohama City’s Future Accelerated with Decarbonization Law’”

  • On 2021年8月13日
Harch’s Representative Yu Kato participated in the online event “Renewable Energy City Forum ‘Yokohama City’s Future Accelerated with Decarbonization Law.’” The event was held by Yokohama Living Lab Support Office to look towards the building of a decarbonized society. The event was held as a law for the formation of a decarbonized society in Yokohama […]
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