Initiatives in Resource-Conserving Products
The Yamaha Group strives to conserve resources used in its products from a variety of standpoints, such as reducing product size and weight, integration of several products into one and by reducing product packaging. Further, with waste reduction in mind, the Group also focuses on the longevity of its products that will ultimately lead to less use of resources.
Yamaha sends a variety of used instruments back to its factories for recycling of materials. Electones organs whose roles have been fulfilled in the classroom, used trade-in electronic instruments and others that are no longer suitable for playing are among those recycled.
Examples of resource-saving products
It's not uncommon for electone organ owners to continually purchase higher functioning models as they become more proficient players. In 2004, Yamaha released the STAGEA model electone that eliminates the need for upgrade purchasing with a system that allows for version upgrade and expansion, as well as utilizes a higher-grade system unit. The details realized in this long-life model also accomplish a saving in resources.
(2)Refurbished Yamaha pianos (Long-life)
Considering the life of some pianos whose use spans several generations after having been passed down to one's children and grandchildren, the piano is a long-life product. At Yamaha Piano Service Co., Ltd., pianos that have been left dormant are repaired, restored, retuned, and sold as quality guaranteed refurbished products at authorized Yamaha stores.
(3) RSG Series of silent piano units (Long-life) (Eco Mark* certification number: 12148001)
Pianos are long-life products that can be handed down from parents to children, but for certain reasons they may become disused in the home at times. Yamaha's Silent Piano can incorporate an add-on silent function that does not compromise conventional piano functions. Adding this function encourages greater use through an all-new style. The product name and number can be found on the Yamaha website or at any designated dealer.
- * Eco Mark is a registered trademark of Japan Environment Association.
(4) Synthesizer/Workstation MOX6 and MOX8 (Lightweight)
The MOX6 and MOX8 are 30% lighter than the previous MO series, are the most powerful and mobile, and save on use of resources.
(5) Home Theater Package YAS-101 launched in 2011 (All-in-one design conserves resources and energy)
Previously, surround sound system required multiple speakers and an AV amp. Yamaha first realized a two-unit home theater package that consists of a slim-body speaker and a center unit, which integrates the subwoofer and AV amp. Going one step further, Yamaha newly introduced the YAS-101, which integrates those two units into a single slim body, enabling us to reduce the amount of materials used by 55% compared with home theater packages launched in fiscal 2009. Further, equipped with the latest energy-saving technologies, it utilizes 45% less energy when in use than our previous model.