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[GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste town in Japan


Title: [GreenYes] Re: Zero Waste town in Japan

Kamikatsu is a small town (population is 2009 as of July 1st)
in Tokushima prefecture.  They closed their last two
incinerators in 2001, but "zero waste" is their goal to
achieve by 2020. Their current recycle rate is 82%, which is
the highest in Japan. In the video, it is reported that only
40% of the people don't like the system (amazing) of
classifying their recyclable materials. Here's the link to the
list of 34 categories (in Japanese).

http://www.kamikatsu.jp/zero-waste/torikumi/bunbetu-3071.jpg

They collect physically broken fluorescent lamps separate from
those taht are still intact.

--
Ryuji Suzuki, Silvergrain LLC
http://silvergrain.com


From: Chris <gr33nman@no.address>
Subject: [GreenYes] Zero Waste town in Japan
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 14:56:56 -0700 (PDT)

>
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7499954.stm
>
> A BBC report about a town that is entirely zero waste oriented.
>
> Chris
> >


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