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Home appliance recycling technology – Technology for high quality recycling that is ecologically safe

| Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports | 04/07/2016

Number of home appliances collected in accordance with the Home Appliance Recycling Law

Home appliances can be a source of pollution if handled inappropriately, but become useful resources if handled in the right way

In developing countries, small companies recover precious metal from appliance waste manually, which is a health hazard for workers and contributes to environmental pollution. Home appliances contain both hazardous substances and useful resources, such as rare metals. Treatment through sophisticated resource recovery technology produces merit in term of environmental preservation and the reuse of precious resources.

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PET bottle recycling technology – Technology to produce high-grade recycled PET resin and recycle products

| Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports | 11/28/2015

Remaking PET bottles

Collection and recycling to make diverse products

Under the 3R policy (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), Japan has been collecting PET bottles, food trays, and cans separately for reuse as recycle resources in the manufacturing of new products. PET bottles are collected in accordance with the Act on the Promotion of Sorted Collection and Recycling Containers and Packaging, and they are used to make a variety of textile products, etc. Relatively high-grade PET bottles are collected and remade into PET bottles or carpets with the high technology possessed by Japan.

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Medical waste disposal technology – Sanitary disposal technology with high-environment preservation capability

| Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports | 06/12/2015

Mdedical Waste

Safe and appropriate disposal of medical waste

Some waste generated from medical institutes may be contagious. In the past, Japan has experience cases of medical accidents in which medical staff were infected by hepatitis B with needles used on hepatitis patients which eventually caused death. Such accidents attracted public attention and made people aware of the need for the sterilization of medical waste.

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Municipal waste incineration technology – Sanitary disposal technology with high-environment preservation capability

| Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports | 05/25/2015

Advanced Waste Incineration Facility

Advanced ability to prevent pollution and high-efficiency power generation

From about 1960, Japan began disposing urban garbage by incineration, and today, Japan possesses the world’s leading garbage incineration facilities. In the fiscal year 2009, there were 1243 incineration facilities in Japan, incinerating garbage using several methods – stoker furnaces, fluidized bed furnaces, and gasification fusion resource furnaces with the objective of ash recycling. Stoker furnaces account for 70% of all furnaces, and improvement of this type of furnace is progressing rapidly.

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Waste Collection and Transport – Technology for efficient waste transport

| Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports | 05/24/2015

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Increased efficiency of wide-area collection and transport through transfer stations

The expansion of urban areas widens the garbage collection zone. It is possible to improve the efficiency of collection and transport operations in cities with widening collection zones by setting up waste transfer stations where wastes can be transferred from small- or medium-sized garbage trucks to larger trucks.

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Solid Waste Management and Recycling Technology of Japan

| Green & ECO Business Reports, Reports | 05/23/2015

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Solid Waste Management and Recycling Technology of Japan
Source: Ministry of the Environment

Introduction

With the aim of preserving the environment in rapidly developing nations, we will introduce Japanese waste management and recycling technologies, which effectively turn waste into resources or appropriately dispose of it.

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