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Japanese student criticised for campaign against excess plastic packaging

Some people in Japan just don’t want to part ways with individually wrapped candy.

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Tiny fish-shaped soy sauce bottles repurposed for sanitizers

What could possibly go wrong?

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Japanese company tackles plastic consumption by making tote bags out of discarded umbrellas

The bags are sold under the tagline “We hope this brand ceases to exist after 10 years”.

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Decorate your room like a bento box with the new soy sauce bottle light

Add a taste of Japan to your home decor. 

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Japanese KitKats swap plastic bags for paper packaging with new origami feature

There’s a reason to feel less guilty about eating KitKats, now that they’re saving the wildlife from tonnes of plastic each year. 

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Major Japanese restaurant chain introducing bamboo straws to help reduce plastic and save forests

It’s a double whammy of environmental friendliness.

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Nara deer dies with four kilos of plastic in its stomach, tourists cautioned to feed animals properly

Increasing numbers of the nationally protected species are being affected by plastic bag consumption.

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Japan’s master knife maker returns with a razor-sharp blade made out of plastic wrap【Video】

Possibly the world’s first knife where the soft grip wrapping and slicing edge are made of the same thing.

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Most couples would jump at the chance to have a free professional portrait taken, but what if the price for the picture was being put in a vacuum-sealed bag by someone you just met in a bar?

Seems like that would be a hard sell, but apparently Haruhiko Kawaguchi, otherwise known as Photographer Hal, has a way with words, because he’s photographed hundreds of strangers sealed in plastic on his search to capture the greatest theme in human life: love.

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