Abstract—In this study, the change of the material flow
involved in Kitakyushu Eco-town and the factor of distance
according to substance are analyzed along with the result of the
material flow investigation over multiple years. Furthermore,
this can be deleted the rate of reduction for natural resources,
the rate of usage for energy and the rate of reduction for final
disposal are also analyzed. The subjects of this research are 18
enterprises located in Kitakyushu Eco-town in 2005 and 23
enterprises located in Kitakyushu Eco-town in 2010. The results
show that not only material flow and haul distance but also
environmental indicators were changed by companies located in
Index Terms—Kitakyushu eco-town, material flow, resources circulation, transition.
T. Tsuruta is with Environmental Technology Service Co., Ltd., Kitakyushu, 804-0003 Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Y. Honda and T. Matsumoto are with the University of Kitakyushu, Kitakyushu, 808-0135, Japan (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. Fujiyama is with Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 060-8628 Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Tadashi Tsuruta, Yuki Honda, Atsushi Fujiyama, and Toru Matsumoto, "Structural Changes in the Kitakyushu Eco-Town Initiative Based on a Multi-Year Survey of Materials Flow," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 908-912, 2016.