SUSTAINABILITY: CO2 emissions in 2018

I created a page about sustainability under the page “SUSTAINABILITY”

We have summarized the estimates and reports for 2018, our fifth year compiling this data.

Although the calculation of 2017 is listed – these are not exact due to inventory and other reasons. Some of the raw materials have been carried over from 2017, and the capital goods purchases in 2017 were large but amounting to 14% lower than the increase in fuel. In the future, there may be some variation in the calculation, but it can be said that the number of ongoing activities after deducting capital goods is higher than last year.
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100% Renewable Energy Source

100% renewable energy should have been our first step in establishing Tokyo Powder.

There are a lot of hurdles involved to use renewable energy to cover only the electrical consumption in the company’s operation. Carbon and other pollutants are emitted at the time of capital investment and production of equipment, as well as restrictions on recycling at the time of disposal, methods of production – all options the most suitable for our business activities and keeping costs low.
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Environmental impact of raw materials and suppliers

A while ago, an article of the impact of chalk appeared on Climbing Magazine website. It is interesting in many ways, and it talks about the details of mining magnesite and extracting Magnesium Carbonate from it, and the manufacturers that sell it as commodities. Only last year, pollution control was implemented at the magnesite mining factory in China.

The Hidden Environmental Cost of Climbing Chalk

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Shogo and Bukatsudo

About 10 years ago, I thought I could climb well. I tried hard every day and on more difficult routes. One day, in front of a difficult route, I lamented that I couldn’t achieve it.

“Now, climb it well” Shogo said, and from that day on my long days of trial and error began.

Thinking back, I remember the words Shogo said clearly: “Don’t stretch your arms completely, a slight bend is better. Move your legs more, your freedom increases. You will get more power!”

The days of pursuing questions began. What is a good climb? What is good? What is strong? What is efficient, yet powerful? The first year of trial and error was rather poor, but strangely, I remember the feeling of change rather than the stress.

The turning point for me was the direction of foot output. That was the moment when it hit me and all the questions I had seemed resolved. My movement changed dramatically and results started to appear. But solving these problems raised new questions, a never-ending cycle in search of what is best.

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粉末TV:Tokyo Powder vs Powerslide

Very interesting experimental data has been sent to us. Can Tokyo Powder’s chalk increase the frictional force of rubber?

Unlike the common train of thought, climbing chalk should not only be used to decrease the amount of moisture on the hands, but increase the friction between the hand and the contact surface. According to our recent research, we have found that to be true with our chalk.
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Started our Podcast – KONA RADIO

We’re excited to announce our new Podcast named KONA RADIO.
No, Kona isn’t just a mountain bike brand. And no, it’s not Hawaiian Coffee Beans.

Kona means “Powder” in Japanese.

We’re going to invite various guests from the Japanese Climbing Industry, to discuss all types of topics of interest. Most Podcasts will be in Japanese with a few in English from our friends overseas.

You can subscribe by your podcast apps, Searching by ‘粉末ラジオ’