On February 8, 2022, the University of Aizu and the Junior College of Aizu handed over 557 kg of Ecocaps (used plastic bottle caps), which were collected in special boxes on campus, to Arakawa Sangyo Co. Ltd. (※1)

These Ecocaps are sold as recycled resources and then used to purchase vaccines and immunize children around the world through the "Japan Committee for Vaccines for the World's Children" (※2). In addition, recycling reduces the amount of CO2 gas generated during incineration, thus helping to prevent global warming.

The University of Aizu and the Junior College of Aizu have been working to deliver vaccines to children around the world by setting up a dedicated Ecocap box since July 2010, and have collected approximately 1,446 kg of Ecocaps (equivalent to 723 vaccines) so far.

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※1 Arakawa Sangyo Co. Ltd. (Japanese text only)

※2 Japan Committee, Vaccines for the World's Children (Japanese text only)