Japan's Amazing Waste Segregation System

Mickey Javelona By Mickey Javelona, 19th Oct 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This article presents the waste disposal system in cities of Japam.

Japan's Amazing Waste Segregation System


Yokohama City in Japan organizes their garbages into ten categories. The residents were given a 27-page booklet on methods and ways to classify their wastes. It included detailed instructions on sorting 518 items. However, this is just very slack for the people of Kamikatsu. They further added the number of categories to 44! Can you imagine that?? That's kinda tough!

When a household fails to sort their trash correctly, a note will be posted saying, "Your way of sorting trash is wrong. Please correct it!"

In towns where residents know each other, not segregating may be unthinkable. In urban areas, though, not everybody complies, and perhaps more than any other act, segregating out the trash correctly is taken as a sign of being a mature and responsible citizen. The young, especially bachelors, are notorious for not classifying their trash.

I was in awe when I knew about this waste disposal system by Japan. I keep thinking, what if all countries around the world do this?? Maybe the world will be a better place to live in.

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Biodegradable, Garbage, Non-Biodegradable, Plastic Ban, Recycling, Sewage, Trash, Waste Disposal, Wastes

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author avatar John Nash
19th Oct 2012 (#)

I hope the Philippines will also implement this kind of system and promote discipline to the citizenry.... Because rules and discipline should go together.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Oct 2012 (#)

That is commitment and discipline with consideration towards nature. Thanks for the share. The bachelors are same everywhere! - siva

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author avatar David Reinstein,LCSW
21st Oct 2012 (#)

You mean that garbage in Japan is not protected by equal rights laws?..... :-}

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author avatar Mickey Javelona
21st Oct 2012 (#)

Yes. The commitment is really admirable..

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author avatar Krismawati
22nd Oct 2012 (#)

Nice share. I agree with you. If only it also could be applied in all countries, of course the world would be a better place to live.

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author avatar Jojay
4th Nov 2012 (#)

Leave it to the Japanese to improve upon things. But if I had to read a 27 page booklet, with detailed instructions on how to sort garbage, I wouldn't have time to tell you how much I enjoyed your article on sorting trash. :)

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author avatar Mickey Javelona
4th Nov 2012 (#)

EXACTLY. i WANT TO AGREE ON THAT joJAY..

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author avatar Mickey Javelona
8th Nov 2012 (#)

Somehow i realized that this system can be very difficult to deal with...

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