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Japan's Most Environmentally Advanced Town

Posted by Sadao Sasaki on

Kamikatsu, a small town of 2,200 residents is one of the most advanced communities in the world in sustainable living. Akira Sakano, the Chair of the Board of Directors of Zero Waste Academy spearheaded a Zero Waste campaign in 2003.  Everybody in Kamikatsu is actively involved in the campaign as the town currently recycles 80 percent of its garbage.  The residents sort out their garbage into 45 different categories.  Ms. Sakano declared completely waste-free lifestyle by 2020.

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