The Japanese have a word to help them be less wasteful – 'mottainai'

A cleaner looks at sealed rubbish bins on a platform at Tokyo railway station December 28. The bins were sealed after a string of recent explosions at various Japanese train stations, prompting police to warn railway companies to be on the alert for suspicious objects at stations and on trains.TA/TAN - RP1DRIHWKWAA

How linking words with emotions ensures sustainability. Image: REUTERS

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Japan’s 3R policy came into force at the turn of the millennium. Image: Ministry of the Environment
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There are strict rules around what can be recycled and when in Japan. Image: Nakano City Waste Management Office

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