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Zero Waste Village: Kamikatsu, Japan

Town Generates NO Garbage

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Zero Wasters Dream!

This is the most comprehensive zero waste effort we have come across: a whole town in Japan that generates NO garbage.

In Kamikatsu Japan residents must compost all their own organic waste, there are no collection bins.

But this is the real game changer: the town has a sorting center with 34 different categories to deposit your non-organic waste! A bin for razors, a bin for batteries, a bin for bottle caps, a mountain of neatly stacked newspapers and more.

Remember: garbage is a new thing. A few hundred years ago, every place, although not necessarily sanitary, was more or less "zero waste".

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by the BBC