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29-01-2019 | 10:30 - 11:30

What is Japan’s approach to address plastic pollution?

Japan is a world leader producer and consumer of plastic and disposable products. Yet, marine pollution from plastic waste is a growing concern and, after the EU, Japan is actively preparing a new strategy to tackle this issue before welcoming the next G20 in Osaka in 2019. The webinar will introduce the Japanese market of single-use plastic products and potential substitutes, focusing on the items targeted by the EU. We will review the latest development and current situation in Japan, including the political/legislative trends as well as initiatives from the government, business and civil society regarding this topic.

The webinar is targeted to EU companies offering alternative solutions to disposable petroleum-based plastic and seeking new market opportunities.

Registration deadline: 28/01/2019

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • How the international context impacts Japan 
  • Key figures of the Japanese plastic (waste) market
  • Outline of the Japanese waste management system (focus on plastic)
  • Recent political / legislative trends regarding single-use plastic in Japan
  • Market information on plastic alternatives in Japan 
  • Market information on the products targeted by the new EU rules in Japan
  • Overview of the opportunities for EU innovative SMEs proposing alternative solutions and Recommendations

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speaker: Christine Yolin, Independent Consultant 
Moderator: Gwenael Beauvais - Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

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