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October is “3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Promotion Month”!

The eight recycling-related ministries,* including the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), have designated October as “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Promotion Month” (namely, “3Rs Promotion Month”) for the purpose of fostering public understanding of and social cooperation for the promotion of the 3Rs. Annual nationwide promotional and awareness-raising activities aimed at the public take place during the month.

METI hereby announces that METI and related organizations will hold a series of events during 3Rs Promotion Month 2016.

*Eight related ministries: Ministry of Finance (MOF); Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT); Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW); Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF); METI; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT); Ministry of the Environment (MOE); and Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA)

The 3Rs stand for:
Reduce: Reduction of waste generation (Don’t be wasteful with things. Reduce garbage.)
Reuse: Reuse of products and parts (Use things again and again.)
Recycle: Use of recycled resources (Recycle resources for reuse.)

For details of the events, refer to the Japanese language press release.

Release date

September 30, 2016

Division in Charge

Recycling Promotion Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related Information

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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