Tasaki T. (2008) Experiences of Japanese Container and Packaging Recycling Act. ISWA2008 Paper Summaries Book, CD-ROM
Japan put into force its Container and Packaging Recycling Act in 1997 and revised it in 2006. This paper summarizes the Japanese experiences of packaging recycling and the performance of the Recycling Act from the perspective of a recycling model that includes material flows, monetary flows, and stakeholder behavior. First, the scheme of the Recycling Act and its history were introduced with discussed points in the process of revising the Recycling Act. Second, performance of the Recycling Act was described by showing quantitative data, which included official data that government presented as well as data from our estimation and other studies.