An average Japanese person will generate garbage at a rate of about 1.1 kilograms per person per day, which means they must have a very robust recycling system. On average, each area in Japan makes at least 12 distinctions between trash types---newspaper, cardboard, milk cartons, books and magazines, other "mixed" paper, rags, cans, bottles, PET bottles, other plastic, and then whatever doesn't fit into these categories is separated into burnable or non-burnable.

Come learn about Japan’s Mottainai Culture and the use of recycled materials in Japanese schools to create art during our 2016 Summer Recycle Series!