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Discussion Paper
循環経済(サーキュラーエコノミー)とは、資源循環を通じた経済の在り方であり、調達、生産、消費、廃棄といった一方向の流れではなく、リサイクル、再利用、再生産、省資源の製品開発、シェアリングなどを通じた資源循環の実現を目指す概念である。本稿では、欧州における政策開発や国際合意を背景に近年急速に機運が高まりつつある循環経済に焦点を当て、なぜいま世界的に循環経済が注目されているのか、またその実施に向けた動きをSDGsやビジネスの観点から概観している。
Submission to Policy Process

Initiatives on Food Waste Prevention in Japan

9th meeting of Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste (WPRPW), OECD
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During the 9th WPRPW meeting of OECD, food waste prevention and good practices in assessing the related policies were discussed in a roundtable session. From Japan, Hotta from IGES shared information on Japan's initiative on food waste prevention in Japan and submitted a short report to WPRPW process.
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Policy Report
この報告書は、川崎市が、環境省、国連環境計画国際環境技術センター(UNEP IETC)および地球環境戦略研究機関(IGES)との緊密な協力により、開発途上国に対して、日本の中 央政府および地方自治体における経験から廃棄物処理について学んでもらうことを目的として作成した。
Peer-reviewed Article
In MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology
Due to ever increasing demand, the electronics industry has been growing at a rapid pace, and therefore handling and management of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) has become one of the key problems in the modern world. Improper handling and management of WEEE in developing countries can cause a huge environmental damage and threats...
Presentation

Comparatives Study of Progress in EPR implementation in Asia-Pacific Region and Experience of EPR implementation in Japan

The 3rd 3RINCs (The 3R International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management) 2016
Policy Brief
資源生産性・資源効率に関する最近のG7ドイツ・エルマウサミットでの議論やEUの資源効率政策について概観し、こうした国際動向の社会経済的な意味や今後の日本の社会経済に与える影響、そして日本が今後進むべき方向性について考察しています。
Conference Proceeding
ISIE 2015, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK; July 7th to 10th
Considering continuous economic growth in the region, developing Asian countries will face difficulty to maintain the existing recycling system, which relies on market-based transactions and a largely informal recycling market. Asian countries have started working on 3R related policy development and establishing a related institutional framework....
Presentation
ISIE 2015, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK; July 7th to 10th
In this study, a methodologies and a case analysis of sustainability of WEEE recycling systems (e.g. Washing machines, Refrigerators, Air conditioners and Televisions) was developed based on the case of Japan’s home appliances recycling system. In addition, to enable comparative analysis, we have conducted field surveys in Taiwan and India and...
Commissioned Report
The basic survey on development of “Asia Pacific 3R White Paper” project conducted the basic survey and institutionalization of experts/researchers group for development for the Asia Pacific 3R white paper (tentative title). In addition, the zero draft of writing guideline for Asia Pacific 3R white paper was developed initially for the development...
Presentation

Japan’s recent policy response to critical materials issues

5th Meeting of OECD Working Party on Resource Productivity and Waste
Author:
Shinsuke
MURAKAMI