The existing literature provides very little information on the real and current process of waste disposal and recycling in China. China generates large amount of waste and it covers about 20 % of the world waste trade. This book focuses on China’s waste management and recycling policy.
The book also examines the relationship between China’s waste management and recycling industry and its legal structure. It fills in the gap by providing insight into topics on how to resolve China’s waste management and recycling problems, theories and empirical studies on waste and management as well as waste management policies in East Asia. It also includes comparative analysis through case studies on other Asian countries such as Thailand and Japan.
Part I: Critical Reviews in Waste Management: Theory and Empirics 1. Comprehensive Overview of Economics of Waste and Recycling, Eiji Hosoda 2. A Survey of Research on Economic Theoretical Approach to Waste and Recycling, Takashi Saito 3. A Survey of Research on Waste Management System in China, Daisuke Ichinose 4. Life Cycle Assessment of Resources and Recycling: Framework and Methods, Jun Nakatani Part II: Waste Management Policy in East Asia 5. Waste Management and Recycling Policy in the Developed Countries, Masashi Yamamoto 6. China’s Waste Management and Recycling: History and the Future, Kenji Someno 7. Comparative Study on Waste Recycling Policies Between China and Japan, Takashi Sekiyama 8.A Critical Review on Waste Management and Recycling Policy in Thailand Part III: Topics in Recycling and Regional Waste Trade 9. Impacts of Extended Producers' Responsibility on Recyclability and Durability of Durable Goods, Eiji Sawada 10. Input-Output Analysis of Chinese Urban Mine, Kazumitsu Sato 11. The Effect of Cost Fluctuation on Waste Trade and Recycling in East Asia, Masashi Yamamoto