Japanese waste management

We have a lot to learn from the Japanese culture. Here we want to explore their waste management.

The theme of this edition is “Waste and Recycling,” but what exactly is “waste”? Most of us would probably define the word along the lines of “things that you throw away,” but to expert guest Professor Junya Matsunami, it is a term that requires something of a rethink: “I believe that [economic growth with zero waste] is possible. Because, even though I am using the word ‘waste,’ I do not believe that such a thing exists! Rubbish properly sorted is a resource. Unsorted it is waste. So everything can be recycled if sorted. We are starting to see that in Japan’s waste policy. It is only a matter of time until we achieve ‘zero waste.’”

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. theodora papadopoulou says:

    The video is unavailable….

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  2. japanaibunka says:

    Thank you, already fixed!

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