About the Asia 3R Citizens Network

Our objectives

 The 'mass-production, mass-consumption and mass-disposal' lifestyle resulting from rapid economic growth in recent Asia has brought the citizens of Asia to face common problems related to wastes.

 In order to build sustainable societies in Asia, it is important that environmentally and socially fair policies are implemented based on the priorities of the 3Rs -'Reduce', 'Reuse' and 'Recycle' -and the principle of extended producer responsibility, and that the citizens, governments and corporations fulfill their own roles.

 Given such current situation, we aim to build sustainable societies with citizens of Japan and Asia by sharing the importance of 3R practices in our lives and regions and by collaborating with our governments and businesses.

What we do

1) Networking

 We extend the network of NGOs working on waste-related problems within Japan and across Asia.

2) Disseminating information

 Using our website and other means, we disseminate information in Japan about waste-related problems occurring in the Asia region (especially those closely related to the lives of Japanese citizens) and publicize among all citizens of Asia various innovative actions being practiced to promote the 3Rs in Japan and other Asian countries.

3) Recommending policies

 We actively recommend policies to the Regional 3R Forum in Asia led by the Japanese government and to the governments of other Asian countries.

4) Hosting events

 We host the Asia 3R Citizens Forum linked to the actions of the governments, and organize other forums and workshops related to the above-mentioned activities.

List of organizations participating in the Asia 3R Citizens Network

The profiles of organizations participating in the Asia 3R Citizens Network are shown below.

Asia Waste Watch

NPO Association for Promoting Fiber Recycling

NPO Association for Promoting Organic Farm Products and Composting

Chubu Recycle Citizesns' Organization


East Asia Environmental Information Center

Environmental Partnership Council (EPC)

Friends of the Earth Japan (FoE Japan)

NPO Japan Association of Environment and Society for the 21st Century

Japanese Empowerment Consortium(JEC)

Japan Environmental Action Network (JEAN)

NPO GENKI Net for Creating a Sustainable Society

NPO "jun-namaken"

NPO Nanohana Project Network

Nippon Association of Consumer Specialists (NACS)

The Fujisan Club

Reusable Eco-foodware Network

WE21 Japan