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How Kamikatsu, Japan, has Become a Nearly Zero Waste Village

Currently, the village has a waste diversion rate of 80 percent, and it hopes to achieve zero waste by 2020.

In Kamikatsu, Japan, waste is separated into 34 different categories, including aluminum cans, steel cans, paper cartons and paper flyers. This method of waste separation has allowed the village to become a nearly zero waste village.

Currently, the village has a waste diversion rate of 80 percent, and it hopes to achieve zero waste by 2020.

Business Insider has more information:

At times, separating trash between paper and plastic can be time-consuming. But it's nothing compared to the recycling efforts of residents in Kamikatsu, a small village in southwestern Japan.

They sort their garbage into 34 separate categories of waste, as noted in this video discovered by Fast Company. Residents sort their trash into super-specific categories, like aluminum cans, steel cans, paper cartons, and paper flyers. 

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