Kamikatzu is a special Japanese town located in the forested mountains of Tokushima Prefecture, the town took on a “Zero Waste” policy in 2003, vowing to eliminate all waste for landfill or incinerator by 2020. The town’s transition to zero waste started with composting food waste in 1995 in order to cut down on expensive rubbish collection infrastructure. Then, as a result of Japan’s 1997 Container and Packaging Recycling Act, the local government sought recycling providers to reuse products from the towns rubbish and this grew over time. By 2016 residents were already well on their way to their zero waste goal, by this time sorting their garbage into 45 groups and then managing to recycle 81% of it. This policy needs to be put into place worldwide, with local governments taking the first step with education and coordinating with recycling providers, plastic is a problems that requires addressing and recycling as soon as it becomes rubbish, in households.