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Recycling Policy
Containers and Packaging Recycling Law
Fully entry into force : April 2000 (passed June 1995, partial entry into force April 1997)
Outline of the Law
The aim of the Containers and Packaging Recycling Law is to reduce the amount of garbage generated, by promoting more effective use of resources in containers and packaging waste, which accounts for about 60% of household waste (by volume). The basic principle of this law is that every player has a role to play in recycling. Consumers should separate their waste according to category, municipalities should collect the separated waste, and businesses should recycle what has been collected into new products.
Law for the Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling of Containers and Packaging (pdf) June 15, 2006
Related Documentation
Pamphlet on the Containers and Packaging Recycling Law (published January 2003) (pdf)
3R Policies
Legislation
- Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources
- Containers and Packaging Recycling Law
- Home Appliance Recycling Law
- End-of-Life Vehicle Recycling Law
Industrial Structure Council
White Papers and Other Report
Statistics
Information materials
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Last Update: January 16, 2007
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