Fostering a circular economy by collecting used clothing and household items to recycle and re-sell.

Jeplan envisions a world in which we “circulate everything,” meaning all used or unwanted personal belongings are collected, the materials are recycled, and new products are released and sold. Starting with cotton and polyester, this company is reimagining waste disposal, to reduce the use of petroleum and diminish carbon emissions. Based in Japan, Jeplan has established collection points around the country in collaboration with major retail and apparel brands to gather discarded clothing. Jeplan then recycles the materials and sells them back to these brands and their consumers, fostering a circular economy. One of their projects recycled used clothing into bio-ethanol that was then used to power a car. Jeplan is striving toward a goal of recycling 10 percent of the entire world’s used and unwanted clothing. 

FOUNDED
2007

AREAS OF IMPACT
Responsible Production Employment Sustainable Cities Climate Action

HEADQUARTERS
Japan

COMPANY SIZE
21–50

Masaki Takao

Masaki Takao (Co-Founder & CEO) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since May 2017 after participating in Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2017.

Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2017
6
TERRITORIES OF OPERATION
$21M
MONEY RAISED

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