Introduction: What Is Waste?

  • Fumikazu Yoshida


When we consider problems of the global environment, the central category that must be analyzed first is the issue of waste. Because many sorts of environmental problems occur both at the input of metabolism, or at the interface between humans and nature, and also at the output of waste from human society, the problem of waste is one of the main issues we need to address.


Waste Disposal Recycle Material Environmental Burden Black Liquor Virgin Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fumikazu Yoshida
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  1. 1.Graduate School of EconomicsHokkaido UniversitySapporoJapan

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