This publication addresses the issues associated with sustainable resource-circulating societies. It focuses on Asia, where both population growth and economic growth are increasingly prominent in the global context. It covers topics related to technological or socioeconomic issues or a combination of both. It provides policymakers, business leaders and experts in the field with comprehensive knowledge concerning future visions, initiatives and practical applications in the promotion of a sustainable resource-circulating society in Asia.
Tohru Morioka is professor of environmental management at Kansai University and professor emeritus at Osaka University. Keisuke Hanaki is professor of urban engineering and adjunct professor at the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, University of Tokyo. Yuichi Moriguchi is director of the Research Center for Material Cycles and Waste Management, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba.