Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

Feb 23, 2017

Tokushima town becomes global draw with zero-waste strategy

A small town in western Japan has been attracting foreign visitors after its efforts to reduce waste to zero by 2020 have become widely known via YouTube. The documentary video, titled “How This Town Produces No Trash,” with English narration and captions, explains how ...

Tsukiji sees increase in illegal dumping with relocation on hold

Dec 4, 2016

Tsukiji sees increase in illegal dumping with relocation on hold

Waste dumpers are increasingly targeting the Tsukiji fish market as its impending move to the neighboring Toyosu district hangs in limbo. The illegal waste, including such items as appliances, auto parts, fire extinguishers and even toilet bowls, started appearing in parking lots and pathways ...

Household debris in wake of Tottori quake posing municipal headaches

Oct 25, 2016

Household debris in wake of Tottori quake posing municipal headaches

Broken furniture and other household debris are piling up in the wake of Friday’s magnitude-6.6 earthquake in Tottori Prefecture, and municipal governments are struggling to deal with the mess. Residents have been leaving broken electronic appliances at temporary waste disposal sites despite government requests ...