When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Japan Act on Promoting Green ProcurementView the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy focuses on three concepts for promoting procurement of goods and services that contribute to reducing environmental loads including selecting goods and services from environmentally conscious suppliers, considering the life-cycle of goods and services, and reduction of the procurement volume (Ministry of the Environment, 2017). Under the Green Purchasing Law, all state institutions are obligated to buy designated green purchase items from 200 products in 18 categories (Ministry of the Environment, 2017).
This policy was not reviewed due to insufficient evidence available, although some findings provide evidence that Japan is seen as one of the leading countries in terms of green procurements (Thomson & Jackson, 2007). In 2014, 95% of goods and services purchased by the central government were “eco-friendly” according to the criteria set in the Basic Policies (Promoting green purchasing in Japan, 2019).
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Through an analytical framework, we've reviewed over 100 plastic policies. These reviews determine the effectiveness of policies in reducing plastic pollution and we offer recommendations in light of this evidence, to enhance future policy making. You can find out more about our methods on our methods page.Methods