Sustainable Material Cycles Research Program

In preparation for realizing the future vision for an international resource use strategy, this program will elucidate supply chain structures involved in resource use and the factors that shape those supply chains. It will also assess the effects of resource conservation and environmental conservation throughout the life cycles of products and services. Measures for transitioning to sustainable material cycle based societies will be proposed. Additionally, the program will conduct development and evaluation pertaining to the advancement of sustainable, integrated waste management systems in Japan and other parts of Asia, and on the treatment, resource recovery, and other fundamental technologies needed for recycling, reuse, and reduction in harmony with the low-carbon society and other initiatives, as well as their systematic implementation in society.