|1.||Biomass = biological materials. Refers to agricultural, forest and fishery products (and their derivatives) as well as unused resources. In contrast to energy sources like oil and coal, the focus is on renewable sources like solar energy, and sources derived from wind, earth and sea.|
|2.||FeliCa is a contactless IC card technology developed by Sony. Highly secure and capable of speedy data transfer, it can rewrite data, allowing the card to be used multiple times. FeliCa technology is currently used in transport pass systems such as JR East's "Mobile Suica", e-money services like Edy and in secure ID cards for companies and organizations. "FeliCa" is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. "Mobile Suica" is a registered trademark of East Japan Railway Company.|
|3.||Vegetable-based plastic is used in the following products:
Walkman® (WM-FX202), DVD Player (DVP-NS999ES and DVP-NS955V/NS975V), Charger stand for AIBO (ERF-210AW06J), Underpaw / stopper / pole for AIBO (ERS-7), mobile phone premini®-IIS, VAIO (type S, SZ series).
"premini" is a registered trademark of NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
Vegetable-based plastic is used in the following product packagings: Handy Portable Radio (ICR-P10), MD (Neige) series.
|4.||Polylactic acid is created by using lactic acid bacteria (lactobacilli) to ferment starches and sugars derived from such organic sources as corn. The material then undergoes a chemical binding process (polymerization) to convert it to a polymer molecule form.|