Japanese Team To Research Deep-sea Plastic Waste

Japanese team to research deep-sea plastic waste

A Japanese national research institute says it will launch a major research project on how plastic waste is contaminating the ocean depths and affecting the ecosystem.

The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology set up a group in April to study marine pollution caused by plastic waste.

Volunteers Clean Beaches To Reduce Plastic Waste

Volunteers clean beaches to reduce plastic waste

Volunteers have collected garbage from beaches across Japan in an effort to reduce plastic marine waste.

The beach cleaning activities were held on Monday, a national holiday in Japan known as Marine Day.

G20 Leaders To Aim At Zero Marine Plastic Waste

G20 leaders to aim at zero marine plastic waste

NHK has learned final preparations are ongoing ahead of the upcoming G20 summit to have participating nations jointly aim to reduce new plastic marine waste to zero by 2050.

The summit opens in Osaka, western Japan, on Friday.

Plastic Waste For 2020 Games Medal Podiums

Plastic waste for 2020 Games medal podiums

The organizers of next year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics say they plan to make the medal-ceremony podiums out of plastic waste.

The organizing committee announced the environmentally friendly plan on Tuesday.

Plastic Waste Piling Up At Some Disposal Firms

Plastic waste piling up at some disposal firms

A Japanese government survey suggests that the amount of plastic waste held at waste disposal operators has been increasing at some cities since China banned imports in 2017.

The Environment Ministry in March surveyed industrial waste disposal companies and local governments across Japan which oversee those firms.

Shipments Of Plastic Waste To China Fall Sharply

Shipments of plastic waste to China fall sharply

The world's two top exporters of plastic waste, the United States and Japan, are struggling with the problem of its disposal after China stopped accepting the material.

A US recycling industry group says the United States has been the top exporter of plastic waste over the past decade, and 30 to 40 percent of this type of garbage was shipped to China.

Nuclear Waste Briefings In Coastal Areas

Nuclear waste briefings in coastal areas

Japanese energy agency officials say they will continue to hold public briefing sessions on the disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste.

The government last year released a map showing which parts of the country may be scientifically suited to hosting an underground disposal site.

Ministry Admits To Inflating Waste Disposal Cost

Ministry admits to inflating waste disposal cost

Japan's Finance Ministry has admitted that its local bureau asked to pad the waste removal cost in a land deal in an alleged favoritism scandal.

It revealed this at a Lower House committee meeting on Monday in connection with the sale of state-owned land to school operator Moritomo Gakuen at a fraction of market value.

Subaru To Share Zero Landfill Expertise With National Park Service To Reduce Park Waste

images/2015/01/2015detroitautoshow2015subaruxvcrosstrekjan14.jpgSubaru, perceived for having the first car get together plant in America assigned as zero landfill, today declared it will share its learning of zero landfill hones with the National Park Service to lessen landfill waste from the parks. In association with National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), a non-benefit national park promotion assemble, the group will test zero landfill rehearses in three notable national parks –Yosemite, Grand Teton and Denali – progressing in the direction of an objective of altogether diminishing waste going into landfills from every national park.