Webinar 25: Recycling & Waste Management

21-10-14 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h Brussels time

What do I need to know about the Japanese waste management and recycling market sector, in order to plan a successful market entry?

Like many industrialized countries, Japan is discharging enormous amounts of waste and is consequently facing various waste disposal and environmental problems. Luckily, the Japanese Government’s efforts towards establishing a ‘Sound Material-Cycle Society’, have proven effective in reducing waste, increasing the recycling rate and stimulating eco-friendly product innovation. Although the waste and recycling market is a mature market and is often directed by both the public and private sector, there are still business opportunities for technology improvement and replacement. The main challenges for doing business in the waste and recycling sectors in Japan, boil down to the traditional style of the Japanese business culture, established client-supplier relationships squeezing out most opportunities for new players, and the non-tariff barriers. This means that while the environmental sector is slowly opening up to foreign companies, access remains restricted in many ways. Hence a good understanding of the market, a suitable strategy and solid business plan will be crucial when prospecting the waste and recycling markets.

The webinar is targeted at EU companies seeking to prospect the Japanese waste management and recycling market sectors.

Registrations are open until the 20/10/2014 included.

What you will learn during this webinar?

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • government policies for the recycling and waste management sector
  • market outlook for municipal solid waste, industrial waste and hazardous waste
  • relevant legislation
  • distribution and different types of business cooperation
  • opportunities and challenges in the  recycling and waste management sector


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion


Speaker: Elsje Verhulst, MBA, CEO, E. L. Consulting & Trading Co. Ltd -
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office