Household waste in Kamikatsu must be sorted into no fewer than 45 categories. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images
Household waste must be separated into no fewer than 45 categories, before being taken to a collection centre where volunteers ensure items go into the correct bin, occasionally issuing polite reminders to anyone who forgets to take the lid and label off a plastic bottle or remove nails from a plank of wood.
Source: ‘No-waste’ Japanese village is a peek into carbon-neutral future | World news | The Guardian
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The Kamikazt Public House embraces the zero-waste mission of Kamikatsu within its blueprint, displaying a number of curated eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious choices within its design. The structure possesses openings throughout, where cool air can flow in during the summer season, including the building’s eight-meter-tall wall of windows made from an assortment of reclaimed materials from nearby abandoned houses. The building also possesses reclaimed tiles for the flooring, a chandelier made from bottles and newspapers repurposed into wallpaper while the exterior boasts reclaimed cedarwood boards colored with naturally derived persimmon tannin paint.
Source: Zero-Waste Town Creates Buildings From Reclaimed Materials
Meticulously crafted in a setting of collective healing and hope, The Nozomi Project is a wonderful example of long-term aid that takes into account of wounds that may take longer to heal than re-building mere buildings. More over at The Nozomi Project.
via Shards of Hope: Jewelry made from pottery broken by Japan’s tsunami (Video) : TreeHugger.