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Paradigm Shift from Incineration to Resource Management, and Town Development: The Case of Oki Town

dc.contributorEconomy Divisionen_US
dc.contributor.authorUnited Nations Environment Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.authorInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)en_US
dc.contributor.otherOnogawa, Kazunobuen_US
dc.contributor.otherGamaralalage, Premakumara Jagath Dickellaen_US
dc.contributor.otherLiu, Chenen_US
dc.coverage.spatialJapanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-20T08:53:12Z
dc.date.available2019-12-20T08:53:12Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11822/30994
dc.descriptionCognisant of the disadvantages of incineration (i.e. high disposal costs, barriers to promoting the 3Rs, overuse of resources and impacts on climate change), Oki Town decided to make a radical change with the installation of a biogas plant equipped with a methane fermentation system in 2006, sparking a transition from a conventional incineration-based waste management system to one focused on recycling-oriented resource management of organic waste.As a result, Oki Town’s recycling rate increased from 14.9% in 2005 to 63.1% in 2015. The amount of incinerated waste (called “combustible waste” in Japan) by households decreased by 56% from 2,295 tonnes in 2005 to 1,007 tonnes in 2015, and the amount of landfilled waste (called “incombustible waste” in Japan) by households decreased by 98% from 98 tonnes in 2005 to 2 tonnes in 2015. This case study describes the key activities carried out, major results achieved, and main highlights and lessons learnt for future actions.en_US
dc.formatTexten_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.rightsPublicen_US
dc.subjectRESOURCES CONSERVATIONen_US
dc.subjectWASTE MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subjectRECYCLINGen_US
dc.subjectWASTE UTILIZATIONen_US
dc.titleParadigm Shift from Incineration to Resource Management, and Town Development: The Case of Oki Townen_US
dc.typeReports and Booksen_US
wd.identifier.sdgSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen_US
wd.tagsPollutionen_US
wd.tagsSolid Wasteen_US
wd.tagsWaste managementen_US
wd.topicsChemicals & wasteen_US
wd.identifier.pagesnumber14 p.en_US


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