Japan uses more single-use plastic per capita than any other nation besides the U.S. To see how difficult it is to live a life without it, JT staff writer Andrew McKirdy spent a week trying to avoid single-use plastic. Also on this episode, Mona Neuhauss of No Plastic Japan. Hosted by Oscar Boyd.
Visit the JT’s dedicated COVID-19 site for all the latest updates on the coronavirus situation from around Japan: http://jtimes.jp/covid19
This podcast is part of The Japan Times’ series on the climate crisis. Read the full articles:
- Redefining Japan’s energy needs (Alex Martin)
- Tackling climate issues is key to the next decade (Masami Ito)
- Emergency on Japan’s lucky island (Jesse Chase-Lubitz and Oscar Boyd)
- Throwaway society: Rejecting a life consumed by plastic (Andrew McKirdy)
- Stores in Japan Environment Ministry building to stop handing out plastic bags (Tomohiro Osaki, The Japan Times)
- Minimum ¥1 fee for plastic bags to kick in weeks before Tokyo Olympics (The Japan Times/Jiji)
- 77% in Japan support fees for plastic shopping bags (The Japan Times/Jiji)
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