Welcome to Japan’s waste-free town

In this town in Japan almost everything gets reused of recycled.

The waste-free strategy was adopted by the village of Kamikatsu 20 years ago and involves dividing waste into an impressive number of subcategories. The town aims to have zero waste by 2020.

In this video, Akira Sakano, Deputy Chief Office of the Zero Waste Academy explains how the town’s policy has helped local businesses and even improved tourism.

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