Material Cycles Division

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Outline of Research

Contributing solutions for sustainable usage of resources and the reduction of the environmental burden which accompanies that use

Under the Fifth Mid-and-Long Term Research Plan (FY2021-FY2025), the Material Cycles Division conducts the following research activities.

  • Assessment of material flows and stocks and their environmental impacts throughout life cycle from resource to waste in terms of current status and future situation; and proposing appropriate management methods for the material cycles that contribute to reduction of environmental burden and improvement of resource efficiency
  • Development of technologies and systems for circular material use, proper waste treatment and disposal, and environmental remediation; and adaptation of these technologies and systems to the conditions of developing countries

  • For more details, please see the Division’s website.