The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is promoting the "3Rs" in order to create a sustainable society : one that has balance between the environment and the economy.
The term the "3Rs" is an acronym for "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and other government agencies are promoting the "3Rs" in order to create a sustainable society based on the 3Rs : a society that pursues environmental protection as well as economic growth.
Reduce: Reducing the amount of waste by increasing the efficiency of resource use and extending the useful life of products.
Reuse: Using the "recyclable resources" from used items again, as products or parts, after giving them proper treatment. ("Recyclable resources" are the useful parts or components of waste, used products and byproducts.)
Recycle: Using the "recyclable resources" as the raw materials to make new products.