Kamikatsu, the Zero Waste Town, Japan
The Japanese village of Kamikatsu has taken their commitment to sustainability to a whole new level. The town instated the Zero Waste Declaration with the goal of being completely waste-free by 2020.
It is reported that 80% of the town’s garbage is recycled, reused, or composted, with the rest going to a landfill.
The process saves the village a third of its former costs from waste incineration.