DyDo Group Holdings


Environmental Consideration in the Lifecycle of Vending Machines

Since its business mainly involves vending machines, DyDo DRINCO uses significant amounts of steel resources in its business activities. Steel is highly recyclable and is recognized as a “model of recycling.” We aim to contribute to building a recycling-oriented society by working on the 3Rs, mainly of steel resources: Reduce (control of waste generation), Reuse and Recycle (conversion of waste into resources).

Vending Machine Lifecycle

Recycling and Service Life Extension of Vending Machines

The average service life of vending machines is about 10 years, and a major cause of their disposal is the failure of their refrigeration or heating units. To extend the service life of vending machines, we recondition and replace the units to resolve this bottleneck. When doing so, we also provide the used vending machines with extra functions to make them compare favorably with newer models.

Through the installation of these recycled vending machines, so-called “Frontier Vendors,”* we promote the simultaneous pursuit of environmental load reduction and business cost reduction.

* Vending machine that have had their service life extended (through maintenance and replacement of units) and functionality added

The service life of vending machines has extended by 16% over the last seven years; the average age of service of vending machines* increased from 9.4 years in FY 2014 to 10.9 years in FY 2020.

* Calculated based on the average age of service of all vending machines (including those that are not Frontier Vendors)

Average Age of Service of Vending Machines [yrs.]

Sorting and Recycling of Usable Resources from Vending Machines

Vending machines contain many rare resources, including steel (accounting for about 90% of all the resources used), copper (in wires and refrigeration units), and gold (in computer circuit boards). So, from vending machines that have completed their service life, we extract reusable resources to the fullest extent possible and recycle them after removing CFCs (a source of global warming), fluorescent lights (a source of environmental pollution), batteries, and other harmful substances from the vending machines and disposing of such substances appropriately.

*: Some waste that cannot effectively be recycled is appropriately disposed of at controlled final landfill sites.

Sorting and Recycling of Usable Resources from Vending Machines
SDGs 12
The SDG targets related to our efforts on this page:
12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.