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 held event “Yokohama Local Circular Economy Seminar Vol.1″

  • On 2023年2月3日
Circular Yokohama, Harch’s online platform that aims to promote the circular economy in Yokohama, held the event “Yokohama Local Circular Economy Seminar Vol.1: Northern Part ‘Circular Urban Farming and Community Housing for Building Neighborhood Connections'” on February 1. The event was held in collaboration with NPO Yokohama Community Design Lab and YOKOHAMA Living Lab Support […]
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  • On 2022年12月26日
Circular Yokohama, Harch’s online platform promoting the acceleration of a circular economy in Yokohama city, will be holding a mobile museum, YOKOHAMA CIRCULAR DESIGN MUSEUM. It will exhibit from 10-13 January at Lumine Yokohama, displaying various products linked with Yokohama’s circular economy. This comes together with the collaboration with LOCAL GOOD YOKOHAMA, an organization promoting […]
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Circular Yokohama joined event “Yokohama Circular Future Sessions”

  • On 2022年11月17日
Circular Yokohama, Harch’s online platform that aims to promote the circular economy in Yokohama, participated in a talk event titled “Yokohama Circular Future Sessions” on October 22nd. *This event was planned as part of “Yokohama Joint Development Exhibition 2022 (in Japanese)” held at Yokohama City Hall from October 21st to 28th. News Points Fourteen organizations […]
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