11th Members’ Meeting “Toward the establishment of the circulation system in Southeast Asia”

Resource-efficient multi-value circulation is one of the aims of our study group. Now that the production and consumption of goods are globalized, resource circulation is a sort of subject no longer able to be discussed within a single country. Moreover, explosive increase in consumption has posed a major problem of waste disposal and management particularly to developing countries resulting in diverse and serious consequences such as those of E-waste(electronic waste), widely disposed plastics whatsoever. From this point of view, establishing a sound circulation of materials in rapidly developing Southeast Asia is going to be an important task for not only the region but also in other parts of the world.

Under these circumstances, attempts have been made also in Japan to build an Asia-wide energy-saving circulation system taking advantage of its past experience of establishment of recycling-based society and recycling in Japan in order to contribute in establishing the energy-saving circulation system through deploying the skilled technology and operating facilities for Asia. On the other hand, the situation surrounding recycling in Asia is about to change drastically toward reuse and refurbishing and innovating waste logistics in response to China’s waste import restrictions and Europe’s transition towards a circular economy.

To cope with the trend, corporates are making their way while thinking what is needed in Asia. We expect the speakers to speak about their experiences including but not limited to conventional technologies and facilities to the attendees from the perspective of what is to be made good use of Japanese recycling system. JEMS is a company providing a centralized management system of waste. It used to be called Edison and has been contributing to disseminating “electronic manifest system” in Japan. Amita has been supporting the development of recycling-based society with clear objectives of environmental strategy design and regional design.

This seminar should provide valuable hints toward establishing circular economy.

Meeting Agenda

Date & Time: 13:30 ~ 16:30, October 18, 2019

Venue: Hallo Rental meeting room Bakuro-yokoyama 5F, Morimoto Building 5th floor, 7-20 Yokoyamacho, Nihonbashi, Chuoku, Tokyo 103-0003
(2 minutes on foot from Bakurocho Station No. 3 Exit on the JR Sōbu Line)


13:30 − 13:40 Welcome remarks, Jun Nishida, Environment business consultant

13:40 – 14:40 Experiences by JEMS in Thailand, Hirokazu Awai, Japan Environment Management Sysem

14:50 – 15:50 Experiences by Amita, Eiichi Yamato. Amita Corporation (participating remotely from Jakarta, Indonesia through Zoom)

15:50 – 16:30 General Discussion