FY 2010/2011 Research Topic: 4-31
Economic Integration and Recycling in Asia
Economic integration in Asia also expanded the trade of recyclable waste. Exporting countries of recyclable waste such as Japan and Korea, which have established domestic recycling systems, face a shortage of recyclable waste due to an increase of recyclable waste export. On the other hand, importing countries face pollution problems in recycling processes as well as imported scrap contaminated with hazardous waste. This study group will investigate international trade of recyclable waste and the regulations on import and export. Based on the understanding of the current situation, the study group will clarify issues related to recycling and international trade of recyclable waste within the Asian region, and will make policy recommendations.
March 2010-March 2012
Members of the Research Project
|[ Organizer ]||KOJIMA Michikazu|
|[ Co-researchers ]||MICHIDA Etsuyo|
|YOSHIDA Aya (Researcher, National Institute for Environmental Studies)|
|SASAKI So (Senior Analyst, Mitsubishi UFJ research and Consulting Co., Ltd)|
|Sung Woo CHUNG (Senior researcher, Embassy of the republic of Korea in Japan)|
- The interim research report was published in March 2010.
- The final results of the project will be published in the I.D.E. Development Perspective Series.