Global Waste Investment Fact File: Japan

Next up in our series of Global Waste Investment Fact Files is the Japan edition. As of February 2017, AcuComm was listing 101 waste projects in the country, with a total value of US$11,258 million, or US$111 million each.


Key points from this Fact File:
  • Incineration (with energy recovery) is the leading project type, accounting for US$8,542 million or 76% of the total. This is followed by integrated/mixed facilities, accounting for US$1,283 million or 11% of the total.
  • The total estimated capacity of these projects is 13.2 million tonnes. This is equal to 130,607 tonnes per project on average.
  • This capacity is equal to 30% of Japan’s estimated annual waste generation, at 44.3 million tonnes or 351kg per person.
  • Waste investments totalling US$8,208 million are expected to become operational over the next few years. This is currently expected to peak in 2020 at US$3,502 million.


For more from this Fact File, download your copy.

Alternatively, you can take a look at all of our projects in Japan by clicking here.

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