Trading Trash for Fresh Vegetables

Nick at Triplepundit is absolutely right that the Japanese seem to have a real knack for developing innovative and useful programs for promoting sustainable development. He takes note of Sendai City’s latest contribution:

[The city] will now offer about a dollar’s worth of fresh vegetables for every kilo of properly compressed organic waste citizens bring to a special marketplace in the city.

The waste is given to farmers who, in turn, grow more vegetables.

Can’t get much more simple. We’ll keep an eye on this to see how effective it is.

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