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” House of Waste ” wins sustainability award

Kamikatsu : wan awards (h/t: demilkedufunk, inhabitat)

 Kamikatsu in Tokushima prefecture Japan  is one such community committed to zero waste : aiming to become a sustainable recycling society. The town has already attained an 80% recycling rate by sorting its waste into 34 categories. Used items are displayed at the recycle centre like a store. As mass-production and mass-consumption society reaching an impasse, the world looks around to  great expectations to this traditional life-style Kamikatsu holds the beacon to that alternative.

In order to create continuity of production and consumption, and  to herald the path on continued productivity already followed , the town decided to collect all their waste materials and create a  warehouse / brewery. As a town center to relax  and share a beer or two between members of  the milieu  also to display art-work and wares ; a general purpose eco-community center.

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