Japan - Observations
Government is invested in developing infrastructure for recycling (e.g. PVCfrom construction sites)
Industry is beginning to establish standards for recycled materials (PVCfor non-pressurized waste water pipes)
Strong awareness of the relationship between conservation and economics(lean = green), as seen at Toyota and Toyo Seikan.
Government is trying to develop a large LCA database that is specific toJapan and that is viewed as a national project
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies