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...
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The 9th NIES Workshop on E-waste
As resource demand grows in line with the rapid economic growth of developing countries in Asia in recent years, so too has the transboundary movement of recyclables in Asia. At the same time, Japanese government is trying to promote recycling and waste management business development in developing Asia. In response to the challenges faced by...
In 季刊 環境研究
Second year research report for the 3 year research project on "management of valuables and hazardous materials in products aiming for environmentally sound international resource circulation" funded by the scientific research grant for promotion of sound material cycle society.
The Emerging Need for Sharing Environmental Product Information and Reconsidering the Producers' Informative Responsibility
In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -
This report summarizes the current situations and challenges that developing Asia faces in introducing Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). It also discusses various problems experienced by Japan, Korea and Taiwan after the introduction of EPR mechanisms prior to other Asian countries. It then explores issues related to international resource...
5th Internatonal Conference on Industrial Ecology "Transition Towards Sustainability", 21-24 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) contains both hazardous chemicals and valuable metals, and its combination is a challenge for the recycling process due to the potential risks to human health and the environment and value of resources. Safe and efficient resource recovery requires, in turn, that improved information on embedded...
First year research report for the 3 year research project on " management of valuables and hazardous materials in products aiming for environmentally sound international resource circulation " funded by the waste management research grant of Ministry of the Environment of Japan.
Business report of the commissioned project in fiscal year 2007 titled "Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture International Cooperation Project " submitted to Ministry of the Environment of Japa