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Data Entry: November 2011

Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources

I. Purpose

The Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources was instituted in June 2000 as a result of the reform of the Law for Promotion of Utilization of Recyclable Resources (in effect since October 1991) in order to develop a framework for the overall promotion of reduction of waste generation, reuse of parts, and recycling of used products as raw materials.

II. Outline of the Law

(1) Formulation of basic policies
Relevant ministers (the competent minister of the businesses and the Minister of the Environment) formulate and publicize policies designed for the overall promotion of rationalization of resource use and use of recyclable resources and reusable parts.

(2) Responsibilities of parties concerned

[1] Businesses
Businesses are required to rationalize the use of raw materials and use recyclable resources and reusable parts.

[2] Consumers
Consumers are required to use products as long as possible, to facilitate the use of recyclable resources and reusable parts, and to help the national and local governments as well as businesses take actions to achieve the purpose of the Law.
[3] National government
The national government shall:
[4] Local governments
Local governments are required to strive to promote the efficient use of resources according to the economic and social conditions of their respective service areas.

III. Industries and products to be regulated

 

 

 


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