Resource efficiency and recycling and strategies for sustainable production and consumption need to be further developed throughout Asia. To improve resource efficiency the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that occupy a majority of industrial sectors and contribute a large proportion of Asian gross domestic product must become central actors...
The Asian region is experiencing a rapid expansion of the cross-border market for recyclable materials (recyclables). As a consequence of rapid economic growth in the region, the demand for resources has increased. On the other hand, there are also negative impacts on the environment and human health, especially in developing countries, because of...
The cross-border movement of recycables presents an opportunity to develop a sound material-cycle society in the region. The solution is networking international recycling zone in countries within the region.
3R Initiative: Reduce, reuse and recycle policy for eco-efficiency in Japan
Presentation given at UNESCAP 1st Green Growth Policy Consultation Expert Forum, November 8-9, 2005, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Japan's Policy Practice for 3R
Presentation given at JICA Training Seminar for Capacity Building for Environmental Management of Developing Countries, November 13-17, 2005, Beijing, China