recycling

Tokyo man arrested for putting brother’s skull out for recycling collection

Suspect claims he thought it was fake.

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The Japanese art of making trash containers from old papers

How to make an environmentally friendly container used in a lot of Japanese homes.

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Coca-Cola Japan are testing “fill your own bottles” water dispensers to help reduce plastic waste

The water dispensers fall in line with the drinks giant’s global goal for 25 percent reusable packaging by 2030.

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We travel to Fuji to see how they make Japanese toilet paper

From recycled paper to plush multi-ply, and guess what? There’s a smartphone game for you to try too!

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Starbucks waste reduction initiative to start in Tokyo: borrow a cup, use it, then return it

Take your cup home, then hand it back in at any participating Starbucks café.

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Titan trash can to be placed near a Coca-Cola vending machine in Oita to help promote recycling

Hopefully it will help people realize they’re not supposed to throw trash in recycling bins.

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“The remains of dead dreams” found in Japanese garbage are too painfully real

What happens to a dream deferred?

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The ultimate in water recycling: we try taking a bath in our dehumidifier water

When life gives you waste water, don’t put it to waste.

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Bandai launches Gunpla Recycling Project to reuse Gundam anime model kit plastics

Model maker is installing drop boxes at arcades across Japan.

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Japanese city changes “burnable trash” bags to “the only option is to burn this trash” bags

The Internet rejoices at this new, potent meme fodder: trash bags that declare its contents have no other recourse than to be burnt to a crisp.

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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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Leading bottled water brand in Japan goes label-free to reduce waste, angers many

Coca-Cola told to try harder in these trying times.

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Japanese otaku now have special trash box just for merch of their former anime and idol crushes

“I don’t love my crush anymore, but I want someone else to give them their love,” says message on Kyoto container.

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Why do Japanese recycle bins have two openings but dump everything into the same compartment?

One says cans, one says bottles, but they end up in the same place.

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Starbucks turns its milk packs into notebooks with popular Japanese stationery brand

Global coffeehouse chain sets out on a sustainable journey in Japan. 

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Fish recycling program begins at conveyor-belt sushi chain Kurazushi

New project makes the popular chain the first of its kind to utilize 100 percent of the fish they acquire.

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Beautiful recycled cardboard lampshades have us planning an office makeover

Bathe in the warm glow of owning something recycled, and a light bulb, with these magic cardboard lamps.

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What happens to unsold manga? Some of it becomes toilet paper, these photos show

Manga author relates the depressing tale of seeing the ignoble fate of his leftover comics.

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Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

Sometimes help can come from where you least expect it… like, REALLY least expect it.

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