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Located on the island of Shikoku and surrounded by lush nature, Kamikatsu in Tokushima prefecture is a small town with a big ambition: it plans to reuse and recycle all of its waste by the end of 2020. The first initiatives started in the early ’90s, which paved the way for the laudable zero-waste target, set in 2003. This vision has not only turned the town of roughly 1,500 people into a tourist destination welcoming more than 2,000 visitors every year, it has also made Kamikatsu a local and international model for sustainable living. Here are eight ways how Kamikatsu in Tokushima prefecture is working to become a zero-waste town.