Press Release-Telecom
April 9, 2010
Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
(MIC)
Green Consumer Electronics Eco Points Secretariat

Regarding the Fourth Appeal for Applications for Products that Offer Eco Point Rewards through Project for Promoting the Diffusion of Green Consumer Electronics using Eco Points


The fourth appeal is now being held for businesses offering products that offer Consumer Electronics Eco Point rewards. There is no plan to carry out a fifth appeal.


1. Requested targets
  1. Gift certificates and prepaid cards
    Applications are being sought both for "general gift certificates, etc." and "regional/small company gift certificates."
    * "General gift certificates" are requested to be offered by businesses that are making a contribution to the environment.
    *On April 1, 2010, the law concerning regulation of prepaid certificates was abolished, hence application requirements have been revised to reflect the law regarding settlement.

  2. Regional products offered by businesses
    Applications are being sought both from "businesses offering regional products from all prefectures" and "businesses offering large amounts of regional products from specific prefectures."

  3. Businesses offering products that excel in energy conservation and environmental conservation
    Businesses offering products that excel in environmental conservation, etc., are being recruited.
    *One requirement is that companies offer at least 30 environmentally friendly products across multiple environment-related fields.
2. Application period
April 9 (Fri) to April 23 (Fri), 2010 (these dates also apply for arrival of mail and e-mail submissions)

3. Application process

For further details regarding applications, please refer to the attached important points regarding submissions.

(1) Methods of submitting written proposals
- For written application style and important related points, please download from the Green Consumer Electronics Eco Points Secretariat Website.
- Submissions must be made both via mail and e-mail (see (2)).
*Please be aware that submission via FAX is not supported.
- Please be certain to enclose the necessary attached papers when mailing written applications.
The fourth appeal is now being held for businesses offering products that offer Consumer Electronics Eco Point rewards. There is no plan to carry out a fifth appeal.

(2) Addresses for submission
- Consumer Electronics Eco Points Secretariat c/o Product Exchange Applications Chief
- Address: Japan Post Service Co., Ltd. 100-8799 Ginza Office PO Box
- E-mail: kifu5@eco-points.jp (this address is exclusively for product exchange applications)


4. Contact details for enquiries
Consumer Electronics Eco Points Secretariat
- TEL: 0570-064-993 (09:00-17:00, lines closed on weekends and holidays) (rates apply)
*Calls from IP phones and PHS should be made to 011-271-0595

5. Schedule hereafter

The necessary documents for business and gift certificate applications will be inspected and then submitted to a third party established by the Secretariat for deliberation. A decision will then be reached in light of assessment based on the objectives of this project.

 

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