Kamikatsu-cho Zero Waste Declaration
reduce waste in Kamikatsu-cho, and we have achieved a recycling rate of more than 80%.
The major challenge for a small village has attracted global attention and
paved the way for a sustainable society.
Our goal is to develop a town with abundant natural beauty and make it a place where everyone feels
happy and can fulfill their respective dreams.
As a pioneer in zero waste, Kamikatsu-cho has once again declared a zero waste policy with a
key target of “Thinking about the future of the living environment for our children as one’s own
responsibility and fostering people who can take action” until 2030.
through zero waste.
and challenges possible
within the town, and reduce
anything that can become
rubbish to zero.
about zero waste and
environmental problems, and
foster leaders for a new age.
Goals of Kamikatsu-cho
Kamikatsu-cho’s Zero Waste Policy
Kamikatsu-cho implements thorough recycling initiatives to achieve a zero waste society.
We communicate this philosophy and initiatives with
an aim of increasing the percentage of like-minded people in the society.
Zero Waste Center
and offices work collaboratively to develop initiatives for zero waste.
Town Hall Initiatives
History of Kamikatsu-cho’s Zero Waste
aiming for zero garbage for incineration and landfill within the town by 2020.
burning of agricultural waste.
Commenced sorting into nine
categories in 1997.
two small incinerators.
into 22 categories.
into 35 categories.
(34 categories in the following year.)
Zero Waste Declaration
reuse rate of more than 80%.
2007 Commenced Kurukuru Workshop.
2008 Commenced rental of reused tableware.
selling by weight.
Zero waste and toward the future
Aiming to solve various problems through partnerships with local government and companies worldwide.
Zero Waste Declaration Body
Cooperation with companies
Seeking partner companies and organizations!
“What can be done about the remaining 20%?” “How can we reduce the inconvenience of sorting?”
Issues involving Kamikatsu-cho should be considered as world issues in the future.
We are seeking local governments, companies, organizations,
and research institutes to become partners with us in aiming for a sustainable society.
Corporate versions of hometown taxes can also be used.
- We want to reduce the burden on residents involved in recycling.
- We want to further enrich zero waste education.
- We want to disseminate information on zero waste worldwide.
- We want to reduce the remaining 20% waste that cannot be recycled.
- We want to live a happier, zero waste life.
Kamikatsu-cho zero waste related movies
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Great Big Story
Japan’s Town With No Waste
Tzu Chi DaAiVideo
20191201 – 日本最不廢小鎮
100% de déchets recycles