Inernational Trade in Recyclable and Hazardous Waste in Asia  

Co-publication with Other Foreign Publishers

Edward Elgar

Little is known about the volume of international recycling in Asia, the problems caused and the struggle to properly manage the trade. This pathbreaking book addresses this gap in the literature, and provides a comprehensive overview of the international trade flow of recyclable waste in Asia and related issues.


■ Inernational Trade in Recyclable and Hazardous Waste in Asia
■ by Michikazu Kojima, and Etsuyo Michida
■ £70.00
■ 201pp
■ Published in 2013
■ ISBN978-1-78254-785-3


List of contributors


1. Issues relating to the international trade of second-hand goods, recyclable waste, and hazardous waste
Michikazu Kojima

2. International trade of recyclables and policies to support their sustainable use in Asia
Etsuyo Michida

3. Recyclable waste trade of Mainland China
Aya Yoshida

4. Import of recyclables and environmental pollution in Vietnam: a new dilemma of development
Shozo Sakata

5. South Korea’s approach to transboundary waste management: experiences and lessons learned
Sungwoo Chung

6. Challenges in the waste management system in the era of globalization: the case of the Philippines
Vella Atienza

7. Japanese implementation of the Basel Convention and its problems
Jun Tsuruta

8. Impact of the raw material import duty reduction system on international waste trading
So Sasaki

9. Lessons learned from illegal transboundary movement of hazardous waste in Asia
Michikazu Kojima, Aya Yoshida, So Sasaki, and Sungwoo Chung

10. From shipbreaking to ship recycling: relocation of recycling sites and the expansion of international involvement
Tadayoshi Terao

11. Toward efficient resource utilization in the Asian region
Michikazu Kojima