Best Practices and Recommendations for Waste Reduction: Towards Sustainable Consumption

Discussion Paper

Th is report was developed by Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) with updated case studies as an English-language version of the Japanese report “Yori sukunai shigen de yori yutakana kurashi wo (A Richer Life with Fewer Resources),” published by FoE Japan in March 2013.
This report was produced for policymakers, experts, NGOs, and local organizations that are involved in 3R policies in developing countries in Asia as reference for actions to reduce waste. Although there may be cases that are not necessarily suitable for the current situation in developing countries in Asia, we expect that this paper will be helpful as a compilation of specific measures to reduce and prevent wastes.

The report is based on a research project of the Asia Resource Circulation Policy Research Group, coordinated by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies and funded by the FY 2013 Asia Resource Circulation Research Project commissioned by Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ).