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Kamikatsu – Japanese settlement, which tends to zero waste level (12 photos)

The small mountain settlement of Kamikatsu, which is located in the south-west of Japan, seeks to reach a complete recycling of garbage by 2020, and for this there are very few. Already 90% of garbage is processed here, which was achieved thanks to a special sorting system, processing and reuse.

Previously, garbage was simply burned, but then realized that it was detrimental to the environment and abandoned this idea. Now the trash sorts into 34 different categories. It was not easy to get used to it, but the locals could do it. Local people themselves sort and transport garbage to the collection center. In exchange, they receive various food stamps, lottery tickets and so on.

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