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HIGASHI-OMI, Shiga Pref. (Kyodo) A unique recycling project began in Aito, Shiga Prefecture, eight years ago — press oil from rape blossoms, use it for cooking and then recycle that oil to fuel diesel-engine vehicles.

The project has since spread to local governments, agricultural organizations, environmental groups, businesses and high schools across the country, and a nationwide network has been created.

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