Law on Promoting Green Purchasing
(enacted April 2001) A law intended to build a sustainable society by promoting the purchasing and procurement of products with low environmental impact to national institutions, local and prefectural institutions, corporations, individuals, and manufacturers.
 Law for the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources
(enacted April 2001) To create a recycling-based economic system, this law: 1) obliges companies to recover and recycle their products; 2) promotes reduced waste by minimizing materials used in products and by increasing their longevity; 3) promotes the re-use of components in recovered products.
 Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law
(enacted March 2000) This law requires companies to report to the government the quantities of chemical emissions and wastes they release, with the intention of reducing the risk to the environment from these chemicals and pollutants by making these statistics public.
 polylactic acid
A plant-based plastic made from lactic acid derived from the fermentation of starches and saccharides in corn and sweet potatoes.
 glass transition temperature
The temperature at which the transition in the amorphous regions between the glassy and rubbery state occurs.
 polymer alloy technology
A technology in which two polymers with different characteristics are compounded, to obtain a new material with better performance and functionality.
 flame-retardant technology
Technology which prevents plastic from burning when exposed to flames, using flame- retardant. Standards for flame-retardance are given in the UL-94 standard.
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