3R Policy indicators factsheets series


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3R Policy Indicator Factsheets Ver. 1

This report introduces factsheets on 11 different indicators for monitoring 3R and waste management policy implementation.

The report is based on a research project of the...

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Discussion Paper
English
February 2014 Topics:
Indicators based on Material Flow Analysis/Accounting (MFA) and Resource Productivity

Material Flow Analysis/Accounting (MFA) is one of the analytical tools that make it possible to monitor countries’ resource consumption trend and efficiency in resource use at the...

Author: 
Chettiyappan VISVANATHAN
Issue Brief
English
February 2014 Topics:
Co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation

The indicator “co-benefits of the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) of municipal solid waste on climate change mitigation” aims to maximize use of resources which can significantly...

Author: 
P AGAMUTHU
Issue Brief
English
February 2014 Topics:

Public awareness of appropriate solid waste management practices (3Rs; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) is the starting point for and fundamental ingredient of a sound material-cycle and...

Author: 
Naoya Abe
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
The structure, content and implementation of green procurement

Agenda 21, which was adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED Earth Summit), placed Green Purchasing as a key tool to both reduce...

Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Recycling Rate and Target

The Recycling Rate and Target is often presented as a proportional value (%) and reflects the proportion of materials recycled or recovered from waste or the rate of inclusion of...

Author: 
Michikazu Kojima
C. Visvanathan
Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Promoting full-scale use of agriculture biomass residue and livestock waste

The indicator “promoting full-scale use of agricultural biomass residue and livestock waste” aims to maximise use of agricultural biomass residue and livestock waste through reuse...

Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Total MSW generation and MSW generation per capita

MSW (municipal solid waste) generation and MSW generation per capita refer to indicators of environmental pressures humankind exerts on the environment (OECD, 2003), and by...

Author: 
Kousuke Kawai
Tomohiro Tasaki
Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Measuring Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling through Industrial Symbiosis

Most industrial operations are linear processes in which raw materials are processed into products, with waste as a by-product. However, waste is also generated at the time of raw...

Author: 
C. Visvanathan
Issue Brief
English
March 2013
Hazardous Waste Management

The basic qualitative indicator Hazardous Waste refers to the existence of regulations controlling hazardous waste. The presence of regulations themselves should also promote...

Author: 
Michikazu Kojima
Agamuthu Pariatamby
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Standards for Collection, Storage, Transport, Recovery, Treatment and Disposal to Ensure Environmentally Sound Management of E-waste

Global sales of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) have been rising significantly over the last few years. The rapid uptake of information technology around the world,...

Author: 
Sunil Herat
Issue Brief
English
March 2013 Topics:
Recycling Legislation based on the Concept of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

The EPR indicator refers to the existence or strengthening of policies on recycling and waste management targeting specific end-of-life products or waste streams, and involves...

Author: 
Tomohiro Tasaki
Michikazu Kojima
Issue Brief
English
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