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This Japanese Town Shows How 'Zero Waste' Is Done

The residents of Kamikatsu, a town of 1,700, sort their trash into 34 different categories.
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YouTube: How This Town Produces No Trash

At the waste collection center in Kamikatsu, Japan, there are separate bins for different types of paper products: Newspapers, magazines, cartons, flyers. Then there are separate ones for cans: Aluminum, spray, steel. There are even individual bins for plastic bottles and caps. But that’s only a handful of the 34 categories that Kamikatsu residents have to sort their trash into, according to a short documentary by Seeker Stories.