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Recycling Made Difficult In Japan

by | 14th, July 2008


The Mayor of Kamikatsu, a small community in the hills of eastern Japan, has urged politicians around the world to follow his lead and make their towns “Zero Waste”.

He told BBC News that all communities could learn from Kamikatsu, where residents have to compost all their food waste and sort other rubbish into 34 different categories.


A poll showed that although the Zero Waste policy has many admirers, 40% of people weren’t happy about all aspects of the scheme.

The rest wer too busy rubbing labels off bottles then washing and drying them before sending them to recycling.

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