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Smart Cities #2 - Zero Waste Cities

Smart Cities #2 - Zero Waste Cities

Kamikatsu is a town of under 2,000 where no rubbish trucks roam the streets, because people take their waste to the town collection centre and manually separate everything into 34 categories. Since declaring its ambition to be a zero waste town in 2003, a non-profit organization Zero Waste Academy has been managing Kamikatsu’s transition from a waste-burning town to where it recycles almost 80% of its waste today. Akira Sakano from Zero Waste Academy Japan explains.