This report from the EU-Japan Centre gives an overview of the Japanese waste management and recycling market. It covers legal framework, specific waste streams and concrete examples of waste management in Japan. It is primarily intended for EU Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that consider approaching the Japanese waste market and is meant to give them an overview of this sector, as well as recommendations to take advantage of the business opportunities it offers.
Picture: recycling bins in Japan
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What are the characteristics of the Japanese Circular Economy in terms of policy, business and trade?The Japanese government has taken significant steps to develop a circular economy policy framework
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