Japan does quite well with recycling but still most plastics are burned in a furnace.
Most plastic bottles which are thrown away in Japan are burned in a furnace.
That can produce energy but it also leads to more greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.
Could there be a better way to deal with Japan’s rubbish, especially its plastic mountain?
In this week’s Japan Story blog we look at the way businesses, national and local government are approaching the problem.