Thursday, May 12, 2005

Trash recycling

Interesting article on how the Japanese recycle trash. To Americans struggling with sorting trash into a few categories, Japan may provide a foretaste of daily life to come. In a national drive to reduce waste and increase recycling, neighborhoods, office buildings, towns and megalopolises are raising the number of trash categories. On the streets and train stations in Japan, there are trash bins for cans, glass, paper and burnable trash, and newspapers. Placing these in public spaces reinforces people to recycle and to do their part to keep everything spotless. People don't just throw their candy wrappers, coffee cups, water bottles and newspapers on the floor like Americans do. Hope that all nations will follow suit to reduce landfill and encourage cleanliness.


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