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Experience with public interest litigations
General responsibilities for private sectors
Responsibilities of corporations under the Japanese Basic Environment Law
Necessary measures to prevent environmental pollution
- Article 8 of the Japanese Basic Environment Law states that in conducting business activities, corporations are responsible for taking necessary measures to prevent environmental pollution, and in manufacturing, processing or selling products, or engaging in other business activities, they are responsible for taking necessary measures for ensuring proper disposal of the watses, etc. resulting from their activities, and for making efforts to reduce the environmental loads resulting for the use or disposal of the products and other goods related to their activities, and for making effort to use recyclable resources and other materials and services which contribute to reducing the environmental loads in their activities.