The Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM) was originally established as The Japan Society of Waste Management in March 1990. This society has pursued various research activities around proper management of waste and promotion of recycling to respond to the demands of the time in anticipation of resource circulation. These activities have resulted in expansion of the legal system regarding waste management so that construction of sound material-cycle society has become major challenge for Japan and subject for JSMCWM. In the period, the Society had aspired to becoming a corporation in order to heighten a role and recognition in society, finally The Japan Society of Waste Management made the transition to General Incorporated Association; “The Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management (JSMCWM)” with the enforcement of a new public-interest corporation institution December 1, 2008. We work forward improving research activities and contribution to society.


The main mission of the Society is to contribute to better solutions to solid waste management that faces always-new issues and problems, through providing its members with opportunities for exchanging findings, experience, and expertise. JSMCWM has currently over 4,000 members that comprise of individual members, corporate members, local governments/municipalities and non-profit organizations. JSMCWM is internationally open and extends invitation to experts world-wide to join the Society.

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