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Waste Recycling Technologies and Recycling Promotion Initiatives in Eco-towns in Japan

In Japan, the Eco-town program is promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and operated by local governments, in order to create resource-recycling socio-economic systems and stimulate local industry and economy by promoting waste recycling businesses.

Aiming at disseminating information that will be good references for developing countries where policies, plans, and approaches are being created for the improvement of waste management and the transition to a recycling oriented society, GEC developed a database on the information of waste recycling technologies and recycling promotion initiatives in Eco-towns in Japan in 2011. The following information is included in the database.

- What types of waste recycling technologies are available?
- What should be taken into account when applying such technologies?
- What kind of initiatives and approaches are available for promoting waste recycling and Eco-town programs?
- What kind of laws and supporting systems are established for promoting waste recycling in Japan?

The information in the database is summarized based on the results of surveys of waste recycling companies and local governments in Eco-towns in Japan carried out by GEC in 2010.

*The development of this database was funded by the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Environment Fund.

Contents
Waste Recycling technologies adopted in Eco-towns in Japan (For download or all data in PDF)
Recycling of Waste Plastic Containers and Packaging from Households
Recycling of Waste Plastic Containers and Packaging from Households and Waste Plastics from Industries
Recycling of Waste PET Bottles
Recycling of Waste Wood and Waste Plastics into Recycled Plywood
Recycling of Waste Paper/Waste Paper Containers and Packaging
Recycling of Various Waste Paper Containing Foreign Matter
Bio Gasification of Food Waste and Organic Waste from Food Manufacturing Industries, Food Retailers and Household, etc.
Recycling of Used Home Appliances (1)
Recycling of Used Home Appliances (2)
Recycling of Used Florescent Lamps
Recycling of sludge/dusts containing valuable metals (Nickel/Zinc)
 
Initiatives of local governments for promoting waste recycling and Eco-town programs in Japan (For download or all data in PDF)
Aichi Prefectural Government
Akita Prefectural Government
Chiba Prefectural Government
Gifu Prefectural Government
Hokkaido Prefectural Government
Kawasaki City Government
Kitakyushu City Government
Sapporo City Government
Toyama City Government
   
Laws and support systems for promoting waste recycling in Japan (For download or all data in PDF)
National Legislative System for Promoting a Sound Material-Cycle Society in Japan
Basic Act on Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society
National Basic Plan for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society
Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law (Waste Management Law)
Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources
Law for Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Containers and Packaging (Containers and Packaging Recycling Law)
Law on Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Home Appliance Recycling Law)
Law for Promotion to Recover and Utilize Recyclable Food Resources (Food Recycling Law)
Law on Recycling of Construction-Related Materials (Construction Material Recycling Law)
Law on Recycling of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV Recycling Law)
Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities (Green Purchasing Law)
Gifu Prefecture Recycled Products Authorization System
Hokkaido Prefecture Recycled Products Authorization System
Hokkaido Prefectural Tax System to Promote the Use of Recyclable Materials (Industrial Waste Disposal Tax System)
Hokkaido Prefecture Zero-Emission Award System
Aichi Prefecture Environment Award System
Sapporo City's Program for Training Community Leaders on Environmental Cleanup Campaigns
Sapporo City Recycling Plaza

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