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Recycling Policy
Informatation materials
There are pamphlets, and DVD-ROMs released in English by METI.
Pamphlets
       Towards a 3R-Onented,
       Sustainable Society:Legislation and Trends 2010
Published August 2010
This publication provides systematic explanations of recycling-related legislation that promotes a sustainable society, as well as figures and tables relating to individual laws, statistics and related materials, etc.

297 x 210 mm, A4 size, total 96 pages.
Obligation of Applying ldentification and of Recycling Obligation of Applying ldentification and of Recycling
Published March 2002
A publication on how to provide identification on plastic and paper containers and packaging. This handbook explains the types of identification required in straightforward language, and includes a checklist as well as question-and-answer section.

A4 size, total 15 pages.
Available in PDF only.
Containers and Packaging Recycling Law The Containers and Packaging Recycling Law
Published January 2002
This publication provides detailed explanations, including an outline of the Container and Packaging Recycling Law and the responsibilities of specified businesses, using figures and tables, as well as statistical information.

METI Recycling Guidelines (By Product Category) METI Recycling Guidelines (By Product Category)
Published March 2002
Guidelines prepared by the Industrial Structure Council to promote voluntary initiatives by businesses. Provides information on initiatives in 35 sectors since the sixth revision of the guidelines in July 2001, including the state of progress to date, etc.

METI Recycling Guidelines (By Sector) METI Recycling Guidelines (By Sector)
Published March 2003
Guidelines prepared by the Industrial Structure Council to promote voluntary initiatives by businesses. Provides information on initiatives in 18 sectors since the sixth revision of the guidelines in July 2001, including state of progress to date, etc.

DVD-ROMs
How Japan's 3R Law Promotes the Sustainable use of Resources How Japan's 3R Law Promotes the Sustainable Use of Resources
Published March 2003
For loan only. Must be returned after use.
- Borrowers in Japan must pay one-way delivery costs at time of return.
- For borrowing overseas, please inquire separately.
Please see here for links to Japanese publications Pamphlets (Japanese).
Video and DVD-ROMs (Japanese)
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Last Update: February 14, 2010
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