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SWEEPING POLICY REFORM TOWARDS A "SOUND MATERIAL-CYCLE SOCIETY" STARTING FROM JAPAN AND SPREADING OVER THE ENTIRE GLOBE-THE "3R" LOOP CONNECTING JAPAN WITH OTHER COUNTRIES

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SECTION 1: THE SITUATION PRIOR TO THE REFORM OF WASTE POLICY IN JAPAN-FROM THE END OF WORLD WAR II TO THE EARLY 1990S [PDF 161KB]
1. Postwar framework for waste disposal
2. Cases of improper disposal of waste
SECTION 2: RECENT REFORM OF WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING POLICY TOWARD REALIZING A "SOUND MATERIAL-CYCLE SOCIETY" [PDF 496KB]
1. The three main trends of waste and recycling measures
2. crosscutting approaches that support the three main trends
3. Current status and future targets of waste management and recycling measures based on approaches implemented to date
SECTION 3: ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL SOUND MATERIAL-CYCLE SOCIETY AND JAPAN's ROLE [PDF 1,344KB]
1. International circumstances surrounding circulative resources
2. Establishment of an international SMS
3. Promoting the 3R Initiative

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