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Basic Information on Waste Management and 3Rs in Japan

The following links provide basic information on the history and the current status of waste management and 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in Japan.

Towards a 3R-Oriented, Sustainable Society : Legislation and Trends, 2010
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
https://www.meti.go.jp/policy/recycle/main/data/pamphlet/pdf/handbook2010-eng.pdf(external link)
Annual Report on the Environment, the Sound Material-Cycle Society and Biodiversity in Japan, 2018
Ministry of the Environment
https://www.env.go.jp/en/wpaper/2018/pdf/2018_all.pdf(external link)
History and Current State of Waste Management in Japan
Ministry of the Environment
https://www.env.go.jp/en/recycle/smcs/attach/hcswm.pdf(external link)
Solid Waste Management and Recycling Technology of Japan - Toward a Sustainable Society -
Ministry of the Environment
https://www.env.go.jp/en/recycle/smcs/attach/swmrt.pdf(external link)
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