Cocktail bar opens in Tokyo refuse centre

30th January, 2019 by Owen Bellwood

A cocktail bar has opened inside a waste treatment centre in Tokyo in an attempt to educate locals about the rubbish they produce.

The Gomi Pit has opened at the Musashino Clean Centre in western Tokyo

The Gomi Pit, which means waste pit, at the Musashino Clean Centre in Tokyo opened to visitors on 18 and 19 January, and will welcome imbibers once again on 2 February.

Set around a large crane that is used to transport waste around the facility, a visit to the Gomi Pit bar includes a tour of the waste treatment facility and a chance to enjoy cocktails and appetisers overlooking the trash pit.

Visitors to the site, which was constructed in April 2017, will be able to follow the journey of their rubbish as it arrives at the Musashino Clean Centre and is sorted, before being recycled or incinerated. The facility processes 100 tonnes of waste each day and creates 100kg of ash that can be used in cement production and to make tiles.

While visiting the Gomi Pit bar, guests can sip on cocktails and enjoy a number of healthy dishes as they watch the city’s waste move about the site.

The pop-up has been created to raise the profile of the facility and to increase awareness of the environmental issues surrounding waste disposal.

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