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Japan's 'Zero-Waste Town' Has 45 Different Categories Of Recyclables

Inside Kamikatsu’s waste collection center, recyclables are sorted into 45 different categories. (Sonia Narang for WHYY)
Inside Kamikatsu’s waste collection center, recyclables are sorted into 45 different categories. (Sonia Narang for WHYY)

Kamikatsu, a rural Japanese town of about 2,000, has 45 categories of recyclables and it recycles most of its trash. Reporter Sonia Narang (@sonianarang)paid a visit to find out how they do it.

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