Kamikatsu - Zero Waste Town
Ever wonder what other communities are doing to reduce, reuse, and recycle?
We came across this interesting story of a small town in Japan that has been working toward the goal of zero waste in their community. In 2021 they won the Dezeen Sustainable Building Award for their recycling and reuse center which was constructed almost entirely from recycled materials. For those of you who volunteer in the recycle plaza, imagine helping customers sort their recycling into 45 categories! If you’re interested, you can read more about it here. https://www.japan.go.jp/kizuna/2021/04/zero-waste_world.html
Lopez locals, the Eppenbachs, visited Kamikatsu in 2015. You can read about their experience here.