This town in Japan produces almost no trash

12/21/2017 |  53
  Published by Boing Boing

If you go to Japan, one thing you'll notice is a lack of garbage cans. This was frustrating for me the first few times I went, but now when I'm there I carry a plastic bag and keep it in my backpack. The village of Kamikatsu in Japan, which I've never visited, is the most extreme anti-trash place in the country. The town of 1500 recycles its trash into 45 different categories.

From Great Big Story:

While the rest of the country has a recycling rate of around 20 percent, Kamikatsu surpasses its neighbors with a staggering 80 percent. After becoming aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide associated with burning garbage, the town instated the Zero Waste Declaration with the goal of being completely waste-free by 2020.


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