Kamikatsu zero waste 2020

Kamikatsu zero waste 2020

The residents of Kamikatsu, a town of 1,700, sort their trash into 34 different categories. It may seem like an overkill, but the small Japanese town, with a population of just over 1,700, is on a mission to become the country’s first ‘zero-waste’ community by 2020. And, they’re almost there. Kamikatsu already recycles about 80 percent of its trash, with the last 20 percent going into a landfill. That progress is 12 years in the making. In 2003, Kamikatsu declared its zero-waste ambition after the town gave up the practice of dumping trash into an open fire for fear of endangering both the environment and the population.

Cooperators

Kamikatsu municipality

Location

Japan
Kamikatsu