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Located on the island of Shikoku and surrounded by lush nature, Kamikatsu in Tokushima prefecture is a small town with a big ambition: it plans to reuse and recycle all of ...

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This little Japanese town is proving to the world that zero waste is possible

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The town‘s zero waste academy sets the blue print

Kamikatsu’s Zero Waste Academy is a non-profit organisation established to promote the town’s 2003 Zero Waste Declaration. It also provides advice on how to modify social systems and habits in orde...

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Locals seperate their garbage into 45 catgories

Kamikatsu residents are encouraged to separate their garbage into a whopping 45 categories, including one for metal caps, one for diapers and sanitary napkins, and another for mirrors and thermomet...

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People turn food waste into compost

Town residents used to burn organic rubbish in their gardens, but in the ’90s, the town gave each household a composter to turn food scraps into organic fertiliser.

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Second hand item are free

The Kuru-kuru Shop at Kamikatsu’s waste collection centre is the town’s very own second-hand emporium, providing reusable items for free. Clothes, tableware and household items are all available – ...

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Upcycling old into something new

Showing sustainability really is a team effort: two dozen local artisans work to upcycle old kimono, fabrics and koinobori fish-shaped streamers (like the ones that fly on Children’s Day, ...

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A monument from scrap

Built from scrap material salvaged from demolished buildings, Kamikatsu’s Rise & Win Brewing Co. is literally a monument to sustainability. Its eye-catching facade, made from discarded windows,...

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