Origins of Kami Basics
The name Kami Basics comes from a small Japanese village, Kamikatsu, located in the middle of the Shikoku mountains. It is the first municipality to have promulgated a zero waste policy since 2003. With 45 different sorting bins, divided into 13 categories, the waste management policy requires a great deal of rigour on the part of the inhabitants, but has borne fruit: Kamikatsu achieved a recycling rate of 81% of all its waste in 2016. Their goal is to reach 100% by 2020 at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Creation of Kami Basics
The click happened when he attended a conference of "The Zero Waste Family". He was shocked by the amount of waste produced in a year. On the other hand, he was impressed by the change the family had made in just a year from a garbage bag a week to a small glass jar.