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Main Title: Waste prevention for sustainable resource and waste management
Author(s): Sakai, Shin-ichi
Yano, Yasuhiro
Asari, Misuzu
Yanagawa, Ritsuki
Matsuda, Takeshi
Yoshida, Hideto
Yamada, Tetsuji
Kajiwara, Natsuko
Suzuki, Go
Kunisue, Tatsuya
Takahashi, Shin
Tomoda, Keijiro
Wuttke, Joachim
Mählitz, Paul
Rotter, Vera Susanne
Grosso, Mario
Astrup, Thomas Fruergaard
Cleary, Julian
Oh, Gil-Jong
Liu, Lili
Li, Jinhui
Ma, Hwong-wen
Chi, Ngo Kim
Moore, Stephen
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Although the 2Rs (reduce and reuse) are considered high-priority approaches, there has not been enough quantitative research on effective 2R management. The purpose of this paper is to provide information obtained through the International Workshop in Kyoto, Japan, on 11–13 November 2015, which included invited experts and researchers in several countries who were in charge of 3R policies, and an additional review of 245 previous studies. It was found that, regarding policy development, the decoupling between environmental pressures and economy growth was recognized as an essential step towards a sustainable society. 3R and resource management policies, including waste prevention, will play a crucial role. Approaches using material/substance flow analyses have become sophisticated enough to describe the fate of resources and/or hazardous substances based on human activity and the environment, including the final sink. Life-cycle assessment has also been developed to evaluate waste prevention activities. Regarding target products for waste prevention, food loss is one of the waste fractions with the highest priority because its countermeasures have significant upstream and downstream effects. Persistent organic pollutants and hazardous compounds should also be taken into account in the situation where recycling activities are globally widespread for the promotion of a material-cycling society.
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2017
Date Available: 28-May-2018
DDC Class: 690 Hausbau, Bauhandwerk
Subject(s): waste prevention
resource efciency
chemical control
material fow analysis (MFA)
lifecycle assessment (LCA)
Journal Title: Journal of material cycles and waste management
Publisher: Springer
Publisher Place: Tokyo [u.a.]
Volume: 19
Issue: 4
Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s10163-017-0586-4
Page Start: 1295
Page End: 1313
ISSN: 1611-8227
Appears in Collections:FG Kreislaufwirtschaft und Recyclingtechnologie » Publications

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