The Japanese Town That Produces No Trash

Dec 10, 2015 By John-Michael Bond

Trash is a big problem around the world. Our society creates a ton of waste, with the average person producing 4.3 of trash a day according to the Duke Center for Sustainability. Kamikatsu, Japan has a population of 1,700, but despite that they produced no waste last year. Their trash success is thanks to an extensive recycling system, which puts trash into 30 plus separate categories for repurposing. Take a look at this video for a rundown of how 1,700 were able to produce less trash last year than a single person here does in one day. 

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