In the Environmental business field, energy conservation and resource-related business are likely to stand up. In the energy saving business, various technologies, products, and services related to energy saving and power saving are born to promote the rationalization of the use of energies. In Europe and the United States, it is called the Energy Service Company (ESCO) business, and it is in full swing as a business to provide the facilities, technology, manpower, and funds to enable energy saving and power saving for existing construction and factories.
In the Japan, it is commercialized for the enterprise, and energy saving and the power saving equipment are becoming popular gradually in the general process. The resource Service company business related to the resource saving if you want there is a business that such a ESCO business leads to energy saving, and it is not amusing to be commercialized in earnest. It is a support business that re-emphasizes production-oriented social structures and is a "resource saving" type. For each company and local government, we have developed a small amount of high-value-added products, the development of recycled resource-based product, the resource procurement of products, and the consulting of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for all production, distribution, consumption and disposal. It can be said that this is a comprehensive project to promote resource saving such as introduction of recycling technology and clustering of wastes.
This business is in full swing to promote resource saving and recycling technology. Japan imports vast amounts of natural resources from overseas and exports them to foreign countries as processed goods. Therefore, it is discharged to a large amount of waste and domestic. 2.2 billion tonnes of resources flowed in 1996. Of these, 1.29 billion tons are discharged after becoming new stock, such as civil engineering buildings, but only 230 million tons of recycled materials are used. Less than 900 million tonnes of waste are required, and the industrial wastes, 50 million tons, are general waste. The resource company business inevitably comes into view in the drastic improvement of the resource problem.