Plastic pollution is one of the biggest global threats. Plastics use and waste have been rapidly growing, in particularly emerging Asia. Southeast Asia, with its high population density, strong economic dynamism, and generally inadequate waste management systems, is a hotspot for the challenges. With this as a background, ASEAN and the EU have...
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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。
This report updates the 2001 Guidance Manual for Governments on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), which provided a broad overview of the key issues, general considerations, and the potential benefits and costs associated with producer responsibility for managing the waste generated by their products put on the market. Since then, EPR policies...
Green Economy and Green Growth in international trends of sustainability indicators
Chapter 1 in The Economics of Green Growth- New Indicators for Sustainable Societies所収
Efficiency and fairness of resource use: from a planetary boundary perspective
Chapter 2 in The Economics of Green Growth- New Indicators for Sustainable Societies所収
In developing Asian countries, recycling is carried out under market mechanisms. Recyclable waste is not only collected in the region, but also imported from other regions, such as Europe and North America. Concerns have been raised about issues such as occupational health and pollution associated with recycling. In particular, the safety and...
Waste as a Resource所収
The key challenges in waste management facing rapidly developing economies are the consideration of increasing resource consumption and waste generation, as well as the establishment of a ‘‘sound material cycle society’’. The latter refers to the concept of promoting a social change in which the consumption of natural resources is minimised and the...