Makoto Harita serves as Sub-Program Director for development of New Circular Economy System for 3rd SIP. Currently, he is a member of the ISO TC323 Circular Economy domestic committee, and TC323 international expert, and a member of the METI Circular Economy vision committee (2019-2020). At Circular Partners, which was established by the METI in December 2023, he was appointed as a member of the information distribution platform construction working group. He also serves as the president of Harita Metal Co., Ltd., a recycling company. Harita Metal processes many kind of used products including automobiles and home appliances and industrial waste, In addition, a value chain has been formed by a consortium of many companies to circulate various materials such as plastic, glass, metal, and rare metals.