Kamikatsu, Tokushima

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Kamikatsu

上勝町
Town
Kamikatsu town office
Kamikatsu town office
Flag of Kamikatsu
Flag
Official seal of Kamikatsu
Emblem
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
CountryJapan
RegionShikoku
PrefectureTokushima Prefecture
DistrictKatsuura
Area
 • Total109.63 km2 (42.33 sq mi)
Population
 (October 1, 2019)
 • Total1,374
 • Density13/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+09:00 (JST)
Websitewww.kamikatsu.jp
Symbols
BirdGrey wagtail
FlowerGentiana scabra
TreeTaxus cuspidata

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

As of 1 October 2019, the town had an estimated population of 1,374 and a density of 12.5 persons per km². The total area is 109.63 km².

Kamikatsu is a "zero waste" town, all household waste is separated into 45 different categories and sent to be recycled. In 2008, a 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. The Town recycles about 80% of its waste. The town has set a goal to become fully zero waste by 2020.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zero Waste in Japan". BBC News. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. ^ McCurry, Justin (5 August 2008). "Guardian". Climate Change. London. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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