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This chapter is developed to the Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition  プラスチック・アトラス アジア[日本語特別版]. As discussed by the chapter,  Japan has introduced numerous innovative policies and strategies to promote the circulation of resources and to build a sustainable society. The Japanese experience shows that building an adequate waste management system is a...

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This chapter is newly added to the Plastic Atlas Japan Special Edition プラスチック・アトラス アジア[日本語特別版]. From the “economic miracle” period up to the present, Japan has built an excellent system for efficiently collecting and recycling recyclable waste. Yet, recycling does not constitute a definitive solution. Rather, it is important to lower the amount of...

Fact Sheet

In recent years, marine plastic litter has been a critical policy issue, and action in an internationally harmonised manner is necessary to tackle this situation. Based on the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter, voluntary country reporting has continued since 2019. Three reports with rich country and organisational...

Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Japan Environment Quarterly
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In 2010, the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the CBD was held in Japan (Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture). With the participation of 179 parties as well as relevant international organisations and NGOs, a new strategic plan for biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets was adopted for the 2011-2020 period. The Aichi...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Microplastics
Author:
Avanthi Deshani
Igalavithana
Mahagama Gedara Y. L.
Mahagamage
Pradeep
Gajanayake
Masataka
Ohgaki
Miyuki
Takenaka
Takayuki
Fukai
Norihiro
Itsubo

Microplastics (MPs) have been identified as an emerging soil pollutant and a global environmental concern. Scientists have recently paid attention to the contamination of soil by MPs as their detrimental impacts on soil systems are largely unknown. MPs are considered to be vectors for other soil contaminants, such as potentially toxic elements...

Non Peer-reviewed Article

Pollution caused by the irresponsible disposal of plastics is a significant issue, particularly in developing countries like Sri Lanka. It is estimated that only 9% of all plastics ever produced globally have been recycled. However, not all plastics are equal in this equation, PET, in particular, stands out, given that they are 100% recyclable. Sri...

Working Paper
Author:
Ruth
Stringer

This case study reports on the development of a healthcare waste management (HCWM) system at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Nepal where the intervention began in 2014 with support from HECAF 360, a local NGO, and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), an international NGO, and WHO Nepal. It describes the approach and path followed by...

Discussion Paper

Intensifying ecological crises, such as climate change, the melting Arctic, and uncontrolled destruction of habitat and biodiversity, are increasingly exposing the shortcomings of resource-intensive development models. One of the concepts helping policymakers steer a course change is sustainable consumption production and consumption (SCP). A...

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Policy Report
Author:
Thi Bich Hien
Nguyen
Phu Song Toan
Pham
Thi Kinh
Kieu
Costas Velis
Josh Cottom
Janet Salem
Andrew Charles
Alexander Lee-Emery
Abigail Smith
Curt Garrigan

This Policy Report forms part of the output from the project: "‘Closing the Loop: Innovation and Scaling Up to Solve the Problem of Plastic Pollution in Marine Areas in ASEAN Cities", supported by  the Government of Japan. The report provides scientific-based evidence on the status of plastic pollution in Da Nang, in order to guide the development...

Policy Report
Author:
Nguyen Thi Bich Hien
Pham Phu Song Toan
Thi Kinh Kieu
Costas Velis
Josh Cottom
Janet Salem
Andrew Charles
Alexander Lee-Emery
Abigail Smith
Curt Garrigan

This short document summarises a base - line report conducted under the Closing the Loop Project. It provides a qualitative and quantitative analysis of plastic pollution in Danang in order to support the development of a city level action plan to reduce plastic pollution. The first part of the report quantifies plastic pollution in Da Nang, with...