Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

December 25, 2008


MOE Adopts Eight Eco-Community Projects for Developing Sound Material-Cycle Society

Keywords: Government Manufacturing industry NGO / Citizen Reduce / Reuse / Recycle 

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced on July 18, 2008, that it has chosen eight eco-community projects out of a total of thirty applications received for the open competition - "Fiscal 2008 Pilot Projects for Building a Sound Material-Cycle Society." The program aims to promote local activities in developing a sound material-cycle society by implementing innovative model projects that revolve around the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) and green purchasing, involving NGOs, NPOs or businesses working in partnership with local governments.

One of the model projects is "Practices and Awareness Building of an Earth-friendly 3R World: Do Not Waste and Reuse Project" organized by the Kazemachi Study Group in Kesennuma City, Miyagi Prefecture. This project aims to study traditional Japanese houses built around 1930, as well as to repair and preserve them, in addition to promoting the concept of the 3Rs.

Another model is "The Okaeriyasai Project" (or "Welcome Home Veggies"), which is "a project to form a business model by creating a cycle for waste foods as recyclable resources" coordinated in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. The activities of the adopted projects will be publicized through printed materials, including the White Paper on a Sound Material-Cycle Society, following the project review at the end of the fiscal year.

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- Idea Competition for "Eco-Community" Project Funding (Related JFS article)
- Environment Ministry Cites 8 Outstanding Eco-Community Projects (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2008/12/25 06:44:50 AM