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Data Entry: November 2011
National Legislative System for Promoting a Sound Material-Cycle Society in Japan
The Basic Act on Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society was instituted and enforced in 2000 as a basic framework law to facilitate the move toward a sound material-cycle society. In addition, the Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources and other individual recycling laws designed to promote the 3R have been established and come into effect.