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IJAT Vol.14 No.6 pp. 867-872
doi: 10.20965/ijat.2020.p0867
(2020)

Technical Paper:

Activities of Circular Economy in Japan – Towards Global Multi-Value Circulation –

Kohmei Halada

Sustainability Design Institute
5-2-34 Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0035, Japan

Corresponding author

Received:
April 22, 2020
Accepted:
July 6, 2020
Published:
November 5, 2020
Keywords:
circular economy, recycling, reuse, resource efficiency
Abstract

“The Forum of Global Multi-Value Circulation” is the name of forum on Circular Economy in Japan. This forum was launched at June 2018 to discuss and exchange the information on the movement towards the circular economy. Companies that handles production, supply, distribution, and circulation in Japan join the Forum of Global Multi-Value Circulation. In addition, leading universities and national research institutes also join it. The first part of this paper introduces the concept of Global Multi-Value Circulation. In addition, as results of the discussion of the forum, the focus of attention in the concept of Circular Economy are reviewed. The importance of resource efficiency through the boundary between the Eco-sphere and the Techno-sphere, along with retained value, servicizing and platform, has been insisted.

Cite this article as:
Kohmei Halada, “Activities of Circular Economy in Japan – Towards Global Multi-Value Circulation –,” Int. J. Automation Technol., Vol.14, No.6, pp. 867-872, 2020.
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References
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