Analyzing the legal regime for waste management in Japan broadly, outlining technical processes and responsible entities, and providing several case studies.
Requires government agencies develop green purchasing policies. The government has accordingly promulgated a basic policy on promoting green purchasing for a suite of products.
Establishes a consumer paid recycling program for all four-wheel vehicles to collect chlorofluorocarbons, airbags, and shredder dust and to recycle auto parts.
Required consumers and retailers to return air conditioners, television, refrigerators and freezers, and washing machines and clothes dryers to manufacturers, and required manufacturers to accept and recycle the returned products.
Assigned basic waste management responsibilities to the national government, local governments, businesses, and citizens, and established an order of priority for waste management techniques.
Created an environmental council tasked with drafting an environmental plan that articulates basic principles for government, corporations, and citizens to promote environmental conservation.
Set out a legal framework for manufacturers outlined mandatory take-back rules, recycling quotes, reuse guidelines, and waste byproduct limits.