Material Cycles Division

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Director of Material Cycles Division
NANSAI Keisuke

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.