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OSAKA — The Kansai Economic Federation (Kankeiren) on Thursday released its voluntary environment action plan, which includes the energy-saving and recycling plans of 153 of its member firms.

It shows that more than 90 percent of the firms are working on reducing or recycling their waste, but that many of them feel the need to work more on such areas as energy conservation in transportation-related activities and contribute more to environment preservation movements overseas. But unlike a similar plan released by the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations earlier this year, many of the companies’ plans do not set numerical targets for their goals.

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