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Zero waste in Japan

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The rubbish collectors never come to Kamikatsu, a town on Shikoku Island in eastern Japan.

The local council decided to go "Zero Waste" as it was cheaper and more environmentally friendly than buying an incinerator.

Everything must be composted or sorted into one of 34 recycling categories. Environment analyst Roger Harrabin paid a visit.

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