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

October 1, 2020

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 cooperation in the promotion of the 3Rs. Nationwide annual promotional and awareness-raising activities aimed at the public take place during the month.

In FY2020, METI hereby announces that METI and related organizations will hold a series of events during 3Rs Promotion Month 2020 as listed in the appendix.

*Note: The eight related ministries are:
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 term “3Rs” stands for:

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Reduce: Reduce the amount of waste generated
Reuse: Reuse products and parts
Recycle: Use recycled resources

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