This picture taken May 2018 shows workers sorting disposable garbage in Narashino, Chiba prefecture. Photo: AFP Toshifumi KITAMURA
This picture taken May 2018 shows workers sorting disposable garbage in Narashino, Chiba prefecture. Photo: AFP Toshifumi KITAMURA
Japan

Japan’s strict garbage disposal rules confound foreigners and residents – except ‘lawless’ ones in Shinjuku’s Ni-chome

  • Japan has specific regulations on categories of waste and when they should be put out for collection
  • Complex rules have helped Japan shift away from using landfills to dispose of trash and to become a world leader in recycling

This picture taken May 2018 shows workers sorting disposable garbage in Narashino, Chiba prefecture. Photo: AFP Toshifumi KITAMURA
This picture taken May 2018 shows workers sorting disposable garbage in Narashino, Chiba prefecture. Photo: AFP Toshifumi KITAMURA
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