Kamikatsu, Tokushima

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Kamikatsu
上勝町
Town
Flag of Kamikatsu
Flag
Location of Kamikatsu in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Kamikatsu in Tokushima Prefecture
Kamikatsu is located in Japan
Kamikatsu
Kamikatsu
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 33°53′N 134°24′E / 33.883°N 134.400°E / 33.883; 134.400Coordinates: 33°53′N 134°24′E / 33.883°N 134.400°E / 33.883; 134.400
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Katsuura
Area
 • Total 109.68 km2 (42.35 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 2,042
 • Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website Town of Kamikatsu

Kamikatsu (上勝町 Kamikatsu-chō?) is a town located in Katsuura District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 2,042 and a density of 18.62 persons per km². The total area is 109.68 km².

Kamikatsu is a "zero waste" town, all household waste is separated into 34 different categories and sent to be recycled. A recent poll showed that 40% of residents were still unhappy about the aspect of the policy that required items to be washed. But the town continues the policy as it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than purchasing an incinerator.[1][2]

External links[edit]

Media related to Kamikatsu, Tokushima at Wikimedia Commons

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zero Waste in Japan". BBC News. 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ McCurry, Justin (2008-08-05). "Guardian". Climate Change (London). Retrieved 2010-05-07.