About Environment

Japan's pollution levels in air and water have been decreasing consistently and for the first time ever, the share of renewable energies in the total energy production has reached over 15%. But there are new challenges and global threats that the country has to deal with.

Plastics & Polymers

 Latest update: August 2022 


Japanese recycling policy is largely administered at the municipal level, and Japanese local government often possesses the latest in recycling technology. Japanese waste differs significantly from European waste. Some recycling companies use a “holistic method”, integrating the disposal of large electronics and white goods into their factory production line, partially in order to remove superficial features and reduce inputs.

Report: Circular Economy in Japan

About the Report: This report titled "Circular Economy in Japan" introduces the current...

Report: Japan's Circularity

About the Report The world is currently facing two global crises, the climate crisis...

Report: Recycling & Waste Management

About the ReportThis report evaluates Japan’s waste management and recycling industries...

Report: The Japanese market of single-use plastic products and potential substitutes

About the Report Marine pollution from plastic waste is a growing concern that is...

Report: Waste Management and Recycling in Japan Opportunities for European Companies (SMEs focus)

About the Report:This report from the EU-Japan Centre gives an overview of the Japanese...

Webinar 144: Circular Economy in Japan

What are the characteristics of the Japanese Circular Economy in terms of policy, business...

10:00 - 11:00
Webinar 25: Recycling & Waste Management

What do I need to know about the Japanese waste management and recycling market sector, in...

10:30 - 11:30