The Japan Industrial Waste Information Center (hereafter called the JW) is a public interest incorporated foundation devoted to promoting the conservation of the living environment and public health as well as the sound development of the waste management industry through its various activities such as electronic manifest, education and training, research, international cooperation, evaluation of receptacles for infectious wastes, provision of seminars, disaster waste management support, publication and publicity.
The JW undertakes the following activities to achieve the above objectives.
-Education and Training
-Evaluation of Receptacles for Infectious Wastes
-Provision of seminars
-Disaster Waste Management support
-Publication and Publicity
|Establishment :||Established on November 30, 1988 under authorization by the Minister of Health and Welfare.|
|Designation :||Designated on July 1, 1998 as the Information Processing Center for the electronic manifest by the Minister of Health and Welfare based on the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law.|
|Award :||Awarded the 51st Public Health Award (group category) on October 26, 1999.|
|Jurisdiction :||The jurisdiction changed form the Ministry of Health and Welfare to the Ministry of the Environment on January 6, 2001.|
|Name Change :||The English expression of our foundation name was changed on June 1, 2011 as follows:
(New) Japan Industrial Waste Information Center
(Old) Japan Industrial Waste Technology Center
|Relocation :||Relocated to a new address on November 14, 2011.|
|Amendment of articles :||Amended to a public interest incorporated foundation on April 1, 2012.|
For further information, please contact the following.
International Affairs Division
Japan Industrial Waste Information Center
|Address :||3 Niban-cho Kojimachi Square Bldg. 7F,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084, Japan
Education and Training
The JW provides various education and training courses for generators, and transporters and disposers of industrial wastes so as to let them acquire the specialized knowledge and skills required for the proper management of industrial wastes.
Education and training courses for managers of the specially controlled industrial wastes
Courses for acquiring the qualification for managers that are required by law to be appointed at the site, generating the specially controlled industrial wastes with explosiveness, toxicity or infectiousness among industrial wastes.
Courses for applying for the business licenses for the transportation and disposal of industrial wastes or the specially controlled industrial wastes
Courses for new and renewal applicants to acquire "sufficient knowledge for proper management" which is required to apply for the business licenses for the collection and transportation, or disposal of industrial wastes.
Course for the collection and transportation of PCB wastes.
Course to acquire "sufficient knowledge of the characteristics of PCB wastes", which is required to apply for the business license for the collection and transportation of PCB wastes.
Workshop for workers engaged in managing industrial wastes.
The JW provides the workshop for workers to increase their practical knowledge of the commission contract, the manifest, recordkeeping and others that are the fundamentals for industrial waste management.
Upon commission by the Ministry of the Environment or others, the JW carries out research on the state of generation, disposal, etc. of industrial wastes.
Collection and Dissemination of Information
The JW collects and disseminates various domestic or international information on the management or technology related to industrial wastes, keeping pace with the amendment of the Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law (hereafter called Waste Management Law), the enactment of individual recycling laws, and voluntary environmental management activities by enterprises.
For the building of a material-cycled society in Asia, the JW carries out the collection and dissemination activities of information, and international interchange activities including direct information exchange through field surveys on the management of hazardous waste and industrial waste.
The JW also makes cooperation efforts in international 3R promotion activities with requests by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan and others.
Evaluation of Performance of Receptacles for Infectious Wastes
The JW provides a service for evaluation of the receptacles to be used for collecting and transporting infectious wastes based on its own criterion. This service aims at encouraging the use of proper receptacles at healthcare establishments.
Provision of Seminars
The JW is devoted to promoting proper management of industrial wastes and enhancing the awareness of the parties concerned by providing seminars focusing on topics and special issues on industrial wastes, and the latest information on them.
Publications and Publicity
The JW publishes manuals and books on the Waste Management Law to promote proper management and the 3Rs of industrial wastes.
The JW also publishes a quarterly journal named "JW Information", where updated information on policies and technologies related to industrial wastes is given.
When generators commission the disposal of their waste to others, they are requested to confirm that their wastes have been disposed properly by means of the electronic manifest or paper manifest (the industrial waste control manifest).
Under the Waste Management Law, the JW is designated by the Minister of the Environment as the exclusive "Information Processing Center" for implementation of the electronic manifest.
How the electronic manifest system works.
Three parties involved the generator, the transporter, and the disposer (the intermediate or the final disposer) exchange computerized manifest data via the Information Processing Center over the internet.
Services of the Information Processing Center
Management and operation of the electronic manifest system and the preservation of the data registered
The JW carries out the management and operation of the electronic manifest system and the preservation of the data registered.
Reporting to the local governments
The JW makes the following reporting to prefectural governments and government ordinance cities according to the Waste Management Law.
- Reporting according to the Waste Management Law
- ・The JW submits the yearly (from April 1st to March 31st) status report on the registration
- and reporting of the electronic manifest to the prefectural government or the government
- ordinance city that has jurisdiction over waste generation sites by June 30th of every year.
- ・Upon requests by the local governments, the JW submits the report concerned.
Promotion and publicity of the system
The JW is actively working for promoting the nationwide use of the electric manifest in Japan.
- Providing orientation for transition to the electronic manifest and relative cooperation
- Holding seminars for experiencing the actual operation involved
- Providing the demonstration version of the system
- Preparing and distributing promotional brochures and videos
- Providing information related to the electronic manifest on homepage (for example, information on transporters and disposers subscribing to the electronic manifest)
Present State of the Electronic Manifest System
This is a full paper which we presented at ISWA world congress 2011 in Korea.
Present State of the Electronic Manifest System for Industrial Waste Management in Japan