Linda and Kana are two Canadians living in Kamikatsu, the famous “zero-waste” village in Japan. Kamikatsu is famous for its comprehensive recycling system, where 80% of all the waste produced in the village is recycled into a whopping 45 different categories.
But there’s more to life in this tiny mountainside village beyond just environmental consciousness. Come dive into what it’s really like for two foreigners living in the Japanese countryside. Get ready to sip some tea (we recommend the Kamikatsu speciality, awa bancha!) while we spill the tea.
Why We Are No Longer Calling Ourselves “ZERO-WASTE”
Welcome to our first episode! We are so excited for you to join us.
In our inaugural episode, we (Linda and Kana) introduce ourselves, giving a little background as to how two Canadians found themselves moving to Kamikatsu, the smallest village on the main island of Shikoku.
We also introduce Kamikatsu, and why it is famous for being a “zero-waste” village. But we also talk about why we believe this moniker is incorrect and why we no longer want to keep using the term when describing the town. Get ready to sip some tea, and spill a little too 😉
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