The town with no waste

Just as another example of what can be achieved in sustainability, did you know there is a town in Japan with virtually no waste? The village of Kamikatsu in Japan has taken its commitment to sustainability to a whole new level. While the rest of Japan is reported to have 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. Watch 4-minute video about Kamikatsu by Great Big Story on youtube…

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