Report of an event for international information exchange concerning artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM)
Policy Brief compiled for policy makers to promote decentralized management of domestic wastewater in Southeast Asia
Projecting the future of a formal recycling industry for construction and demolition waste in Vietnam


Report of the NIES international seminar on the newly listed POPs in plastic waste and recycling streams
New database on household carbon footprints and decarbonized lifestyle options for 52 Japanese cities published by Material Flow Innovation Research Program.
You and your 27 friends will kill someone - Japanese and Australian researchers show the number of premature deaths worldwide caused by consumption in G20 nations -
Material Flow Innovation Research Program's new website launched.
[Future Earth] A report of the Future of Washing Initiative’s 5th Seminar participated by Dr. Tasaki is now available.
Report Booklet of the JAIF-PoDIWM is now available.
Database on municipal solid waste management in the Asia-Pacific Region published.
Policy Brief No.3 "Recycling indicators" is published.
Key achievements of the Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program (FY2016-2020) are now available.
Policy Brief No.2 "Waste management and recycling policy in the era of population onus" is published.


International workshop "Sustainable Consumption and Production in Asia" will be held on January 19, 2021.
Report of the Policy Dialogue and perspectives from PoDIWM project
A guideline on mechanical-biological treatment (MBT) is published to facilitate transfer of MBT technology to developing countries.
Joint Statement on Societies' Contribution to Sound Waste Management in Response to the Pandemic of COVID-19.
International Symposium "Sound Waste Management in response to the Pandemic of COVID-19" will be held online on 18 September 2020.(in Japanese).
"Composting guideline" for improving municipal solid waste management in developing countries is published.


A guidebook for local governments and CBOs is published to support elderly people to take out the trash.


A multi-stakeholder project on integrated decentralized domestic wastewater management starts with the funding support from the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF).
NIES press release (in Japanese).
Policy brief on reconfiguring consumption and production in Asia and the Pacific is published.


A new type of publication, policy brief, is published. The first number is about responsibility in recycling policy.
Flood Waste Management Guidelines for Bangkok is published.

Flood Waste Management Guidelines for Bangkok have been prepared based on the lessons from Thai and Japanese flood waste management experiences, integrating perspectives from both technical engineering and social science. They are intended to provide relevant stakeholders such as national government, local government and community groups with the basic principles of flood waste management together with a quick guide of important solid waste management actions at each stage of flood event to help both getting prepared in advance and responding effectively. The Vulnerability Assessment Tool in the appendix will help to understand the current state of the waste management system against flood.


Report of International Survey on Stakeholders' Perception of the Concept of Extended Producer Responsibility and Product Stewardship is published.