Material Cycles Division
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Director of Material Cycles Division
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.
Database / Tool
- Database on municipal solid waste management in the Asia-Pacific Region (DaMSAR)Database related to the SDG Indicator 11.6.1 on municipal solid waste management in developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region.
- Database on Sustainabiligy Indicators (SDI) adopted by national governments, etc.Scope of the database covers 28 countries, regions, and international organizations listed and 1,848 types of indicators.
- Embodied Energy and Emission Intensity Data for Japan Using Input-Output Tables (3EID)Database compiling embodied environmental burden intensities for approximately 400 sectors of economic activity in 1990 and 1995.
- Lifespan database for Vehicles, Equipment, and Structures: LiVESThe Lifespan database for Vehicles, Equipment and Structures (LiVES) is a database based on lifespan and usage data for commodities, containing information collated from a variety of sources, such as national statistical surveys; research papers; and reports by industrial bodies.
- Decarbonized Lifestyle Options for 52 Japanese citiesThis database provides the carbon footprints by the average citizen of 52 major Japanese cities; 65 decarbonized lifestyle options related to mobility, housing, food, leisure, and consumer goods; and city-wise greenhouse gas reduction potentials.
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