Zero waste in Japan

While working on another article about the Japanese green movement, I came across this interview from BBC News about a small town in Japan called Kamitkatsu, where its mayor implemented a zero waste policy since 2003.

There is no garbage collector in this neighborhood and all residents have to compost their food waste and separate their rubbish into 34 different categories for recycling and composting. And yes, that includes taking away paper labels from cans and bottles…

Do you think this policy will work in your community?

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