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Press Release

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle ("3R") Initiative Adopted in the G8 Summit

June 11, 2004

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle ("3R") Initiative was agreed at the G8 Summit held in Sea Island, Georgia, USA from June 8 to 10, 2004. This Initiative, aiming to establish a sound material-cycle society globally through promoting reduction of waste generation, reuse and recycle of resources and products, was advocated by Prime Minister Koizumi. It will be formally launched at a ministerial meeting which will be held in Japan in the spring of 2005, with ministers in charge of 3Rs to participate in.

* Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: "3R" Action Plan and Progress on Implementation

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