Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management : Aiming to construct sound material-cycle society and solve the problem with waste. People in various fields such as education, research, government, manufacturing, distribution, consumption, processing gathered to JSMCWM and will continue to play a leading role for the resolution of the waste issue with the formation of a sound material-cycle society.Sincerely looking forward your participation.

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Video of “3RINCs Autumun” on October 25th 2021 has been uploaded!

Thanks to all panelists and many audience, the international symposium “3RINCs Autumn” was held.
Here you can find the video of the symposium !

International Symposium “3RINCs Autumn” will be held on October 25th 2021(Online)!

Paradigm shift towards Sustainability
– An interdisciplinary discussion on globally critical issues on waste management –
Our society is brimming with keywords such as COVID-19, aging, SDGs, decarbonization, and informatization which indicate that the social system, lifestyle, and value systems are about to change drastically. Under such circumstances, what kind of issues will the waste and resource circulation field face, and what kind of possibilities and opportunities can be utilized to contribute to a sustainable society? With this theme in mind, we would like to invite speakers from all over the world to introduce their topics of interest and have a fruitful discussion.

Please click here to find the detail and advanced resister !

Call for the Special Issue of Material Cycles in Construction Works to JMCWM!

The Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management is currently running a Special Issue entitled “Material cycles in construction works”. We expect you could make an excellent contribution based on your expertise and recent achievements in following areas;

[1] Innovative reuse and recycle of construction wastes and excavated soils
[2] Innovative recycle of municipal and industrial wastes in construction works
[3] Testing methods and frameworks to evaluate environmental suitability and durability of recycled materials
[4] Treatment of waste materials with cement, concrete and soil improvement technologies
[5] Contribution to reduction in CO2 emission and material consumption in construction industry

  • The deadline for paper submission is August 15, 2021.
  • The accepted paper will be published at the end of March or May, 2022 (Volume 24).

Please click here and find the invitation of papers in detail.

Video of the international symposium on 27-28th May has been uploaded!

Thanks to grobal panelists and many audience, the international symposium for celebration the 25th anniversary of Korea-Japan joint cenference was held.
Here you can find the video of the symposium !

Invitation of submitting of the 7th International Scientific Conference on Material Cycles and Waste Management(3RINCs) 2021, Online.

We are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript for Special Issue of Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management(JMCWM) on the 7th 3R International Scientific on Material Cycles and Waste Management(3RINCs) 2021.

The first issue of our journal, JMCWM was published at the end of October 1999, and the latest issue, Vol.23, No.2 has been published in Mar. 2021. At the beginning, we started to pubish biannual English journal, and from Vol.22 it became biomonthly. In 2019 JMCWM was obtained Impact Factor of 1.974.

There are conditions for paper submission to “7th 3RINCs Special Issue”: 1) Those who had an abstract registration for the 7th 3RINCs, and those who paid and did not request a refund of the conference registration fee can submit his/her paper to the special issue, and 2) the submitted manuscripts ahould be significantly enhanced and updated from the original short abstract published in the proceedings of the 7th 3RINCs 2021. We would like you to keep the above two points in mind. Especially, the point 2) is important in order to avoid any possibility of receiving duplicate submission. Please note that only manuscripts containing date and information beyond the material presented in the proceedings of the 7th 3RINCs 2021 will be accepted for publication. All manuscripts for the 7th 3RINCs 2021 special issue of JMCWM will be subject to follow standard rules and review process for peer reviewed papers; including the review of each manuscript by at least two international experts. The deadline for paper submission is July 31, 2021. The accepted papers will be published at the end of March or May, 2022(Volume 24).

There will be no page charge for authors in the 7th 3RINCs 2021 special issue of JMCWM. Color illustrations will be accepted; however the author will be expected to make a contribution to the extra cost. Instruction for Authors is available at JMCWM site on Springer Link. You find the other information for submitting and publication(http://www.springer.com/engineering/civil%2Bengineering/journal/10163).
Please submit your manuscript using the online system, Editorial Manager(EM):https://www.editorialmanager.com/jmcw/

Your specification to submit for the Special Issue of the 7th 3RINCs 2021 in the Field of **** should be appriciated. Please choose and fill “Plastic waste”, “Organic waste”, “Disaster waste”, “COVID-19 waste”, “E-waste” or “Others”. Please mention thereon in space of Auther Comments, as shown in the figure.

We are looking forward to receiving your manuscripts.

Best regards,
Special Editors for the 7th 3RINCs 2021, the special issue of JMCWM
Dr. Tomonori Ishigaki
Dr. Yasuhiko Hotta
Professor Masaki Takaoka
Professor Toshiaki Yoshioka

International symposium will be held on 27- 28th May 2021(ONLINE)!

International symposium for celebration the 25th anniversary of Korea-Japan joint conference will be held on 27- 28th May 2021.

【Section 1: May 27th 14:00-17:30】 COVID-19 waste management organized by KSWM

Section1 is accessible without advance registration through the following ULR.

(Zoom meeting)  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6487411100?pwd=Qm94RmV0SndlQVMwa2EyUHgwaU5PUT09              ID: 648 741 1100 Password: 210527

【Section 2: May 28th 09:00~12:30】 Circular Economy and Waste Management organized by JSMCW

Please make an advance registration to attend the Section2 held on 28th May.


Please see the session program:


The selected 5 papers for the award 2020 will be freely accessible before 4 June 2021!

We are pleased to announce the selected 5 papers for the award among about 450 Original Articles published in JMCWM during 2017-2019. The award is given to outstanding papers to acknowledge their scientific contribution to JMCWM.

The winners of JMCWM Outstanding Paper Award 2020!

3RINCs2021; Session List & General Session Program Uploaded!

Please see the full list of sessions and the general session program.

A leaflet listing sessions has been uploaded.

3RINCs2021; Abstract Submission Due Date Extended !

The due date of abstract submission has been extended.
The new due date is 8 February. We look forward to receiving your submissions.
Leaflet: https://www.3rincs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/3RINCs2021_Flyer_v3.pdf

Webinar on “MBT” will be held on 17 February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30

Webinar on Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT), one of the CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies, will be held on 17 February 2021, 13:00 – 14:30. It’s free.
For more information, please visit its page and check a leaflet.

Registration: https://form.iges.or.jp/webapp/form/11205_zoq_394/index.do

3RINCs2021 Registration is now Open !

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in “The 7th 3R International Scientific Conference (3RINCs) online” organized by the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management.

Date: 11th & 15th – 19th March, 2021.
Leaflet: https://www.3rincs.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/3RINCs2021_Flyer_v3.pdf

Now the registration is open and your vital participation is highly welcomed from the following link;
Website: https://nws.stage.ac/3rincs2021

◆Early registration discount will be applied to those who register by March 5 (Fri.)
(The due date of bank transfer: March 5 (Fri.) 15:00).
◆The server will be very busy just before the deadline, so please register as soon as possible.
◆Presenters are advised to prepare their abstracts in accordance with the guidelines.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

For extra information, please contact Makoto TSUKIJI (Mr) , Junya YANO (Dr & Mr) and Misuzu ASARI (Dr & Ms)
Email: info@3rincs.org 

The 7th 3RINCs will be held on March 11 and 15-19th, 2021

The 7th 3R International Scientific Conference (3RINCs) organized by the Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management will be held online on 11 & 15 – 19 March 2021.

Website: https://www.3rincs.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/3rincs

Although social activity has stagnated due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parts of the world have already begun to rebuild their economies with green recovery policies. Green recovery is also required in the field of waste and material cycles. Under these circumstances, Global academics including Asia-Pacific, policy makers, and business people will come together for interdisciplinary discussions.

In the “Special Session” of the conference, the latest information from various countries will be shared and discussed on topics such as: analytical method of plastic waste, organic waste and food waste management, disaster waste management, waste management with/after COVID-19.

The “General Session” will cover wide range of topics and be a good opportunity to publish your research works as the proceedings e-book. You can also get a chance to submit full paper for the special issue of well-known international journal. We will focus on the dissemination of information from companies and the exchange of ideas between companies and researchers/participants to discuss global issues in the field of waste and material cycles and to strengthen mutual relations.

In addition, we are preparing plenary lectures and special events on disaster waste in order to be able to communicate with a larger number of participants.

This is a unique opportunity to listen intensively to these discussions and to interact with the people involved.

We hope you will join us.

Participation fee

JPY 45,000Full conference participation, registration
no later than 5 March 2021
JPY 55,000Full conference participation, registration
after 5 March 2021
JPY 20,000Student and participants from LDC* registration
no later than 5 March 2021
JPY 30,000Student and participants from LDC* registration
after 5 March 2021
JPY 2,000Student and participants from LDC* without
presentation (cooperation to the questionnaire survey required)

As part of the registration, participants will be able to access all abstracts from the conference webpage. In addition, The archive of some programs and sessions will be available after the conference for a few months.
*LDC (least developed country): Listed countries by UN

Important schedule

  •  8 Jan. (Fri):     Registration and abstract submission open   
  •  1 Feb. (Mon):   Abstract submission deadline (no extension)•   
  • 24 Feb. (Wed):  Notification of acceptance (tentative)**.      
  • 5 Mar. (Fri):     Deadline for early bird registration fee transfer

** Presenters are requested to make the payment within one week after the notification of acceptance. Please note that if the payment cannot be confirmed, the presentation will be deemed to have been withdrawn.

Please see the attached document for details of the programme and registration.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

For more information about this event, please contact:
Makoto TSUKIJI (Mr), Misuzu ASARI (Dr & Ms), Junya YANO (Dr & Mr)
E-mail: info@3rincs.org

Video of the 2nd Webinar on the CCET guideline series has been uploaded!

This is the video of the 2nd Webinar on the CCET guideline series on intermediate municipal solid waste treatment technologies, focusing ‘Composting’.

The 7th 3RINCs will be held online next March.

Dear all,

We are glad to announce that the 7th 3RINCs will be held online next March.
3R International Scientific Conferences (3RINCs) have been held by Japan Society of Material Cycles and Waste Management in various Asian countries.
Unfortunately, the 6th 3RINCs online in March 2020 was abandoned due to COVID-19.
However, the process of exchanging information through abstracts and of publishing academic journal has been being carried out .

In addition, at the Autumn Annual Conference, a special session on waste treatment under COVID-19 was held online.
More than 300 people participated in the session, mainly from Asian countries, and a joint declaration was published.
Please click here to get materials and videos: https://jsmcwm.or.jp/international/?page_id=1087

Continuous webinar in collaboration with IGES etc. is also popular.
Click here for detail information on the next webinar: https://www.iges.or.jp/en/events/20201120
Hundreds of people including young researchers and students from developing countries participated and discussed lively especially because it is online, so that we felt confident about the result.

The 7th 3RINCs is under consideration for implementation online.
Though details will be scheduled by the end of this month, we would like you to know and participate in this 3RINCs.
We would like to take advantage of online and proceed with the project.
Please send us your opinions, ideas and requests.

  • Schedule: Several days centered on mid-March 2021 (assuming the week of 3/15)
    Setting that takes into account the time difference with Asian countries (Example: Late afternoon hours in a few days)
  • Contents: Special sessions, general sessions, corporate sessions, exchange projects, etc.

We are planning to ask for submissions for special issues in an English journal as hitherto.

Thank you for your cooperation.

International Committee

The 31st Annual Conference;
International Symposium on SWM in response to COVID-19 was held on September 18th ONLINE

Thanks to global panelists and many audience (approx. 250), the international symposium “Sound Waste Management in response to the Pandemic of COVID-19” was held.

Here we have signed the joint statement.

Please visit the page of “Annual Conference of JSMCWM” that contains the details of the symposium. You can watch the video and get the presentation materials there.

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