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.
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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.