Since taking on a rigorous recycling program, this southeastern town of 1,700 people is on target to produce zero waste, according to a documentary produced by the Seeker Network.
After noticing the deleterious effects of incinerating its garbage, the town adopted a mandatory sanitation program that’s nothing to stick your nose up at. Since 2003, all residents now wash, clean and sort their trash into 34 categories.
The intensive process has ensured that 80 percent of all waste gets recycled, reused or composted, and 20 percent is sent to landfills.
But by 2020, Kamikatsu plans on having no use for landfills.
Since the town has no garbage trucks or collectors, residents are responsible for composting at home and bringing the rest of their discards to the city’s recycling center, where the monitors make sure everything is being handled properly.
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