Volunteering is a meaningful way to spend your free time, and have that "feel-good factor" for contributing to a worthwhile cause. It is also a great way to boost your resume, gain new experiences, learn about your community and the wider society, meet new people, and make new connections that could open up further opportunities in work or life.
It might seem like Japan has the world’s most comprehensive waste collection and recycling system, but not even Japan can recycle its way out of the enormous plastic pollution problem it is facing. Plus, aren’t you tired of all the time spent separating and taking out your own trash? And not to mention the number of trash cans and space that is taken up in our little Japanese apartments. The solution? Refuse, reduce, and replace!
While many countries began their war on single-use plastic years ago, Japan has been slow to the game. Let's take a closer look at some interesting facts about plastic consumption in Japan.