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Source: Hiroshi Hakamura & NAP

A "Zero Waste" Town Has Opened A Brewery Built From Recycled Materials

By Aimee Lutkin

The town of Kamikatsu is located in the Tokushima prefecture in Japan, and is known for its successful commitment to zero waste living. According to Business Insider, residents sort their waste into 34 categories at the town's waste center, a pretty tedious task that took some time to adjust to. But it has worked out so well for the citizens of Kamikatsu that they've extended their zero waste ethos into the brewing business.

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Treehugger reports on the birth of the Kamikatz Public House, one of several community-oriented buildings in the town, built by architecture firm Hiroshi Hakamura & NAP. The brewery is also a pub that sells general supplies and food to local residents (and lucky tourists). It is largely built from recycled materials, including its facade, which is made from reclaimed double-pane windows.