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Edo Way to Consume Less


Offbeat  (tags: book, consume less, Edo Period, night soil, recycle, Japan, energy, water )

Naoko
- 3434 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Just before Japan opened up to the West for modernization and industrialization, there was an "ideal recycling society" in the late Edo Period, where even night soil was traded as fertilizer, said Azby Brown, an associate professor at Kanazawa Institute



   

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