The Green Industry Conference 2013 followed on from the Tokyo Green Industry Conference held in Tokyo, Japan, in 2011, and the International Conference on Green Industry in Asia held in Manila, Philippines, in 2009, where high-level government support for Green Industry policies and practices was consolidated and expressed in the form of the Manila Declaration on Green Industry in Asia.
The days of the conference were devoted to sessions focusing on creating a circular economy through resource efficiency and effective environmental management and policy, in the following areas:
- Resource efficiency policies and practices, and industry examples – looking at specific best-practice examples to green the value chain in the food processing industry and textile industry;
- Enabling the circular economy: Policies and institutional frameworks – looking at international best practice policies for circular economy, as well as eco-cities and industry clusters to manage waste for recycling.
- Green chemistry and eco-design – focusing on the future of product design which right from the beginning does not create waste, or uses elements which can be easily separated and reused.