Documentary Planet Garbage

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Walter
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Bart J D

Hall of Famer
Copenhagen - awaiting collection

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wouldn't this be a collection by type?
we also have 3 types of bags: "PMD" for plastics, metals (household) and bricks for liquids, "greens" from the garden and "everything else". The "PMD" bag, being a lot less expensive than the "everything else" bag, is typically transparent, allowing a visual check.
In some cities, the "everything else" goes into containers as well. These are weighed and registered as they are emptied in the garbage truck.
The regulation stipulates that the bags can only be put outside after 19:00 on the evening before the collecting. Which means of course that they will remain outside in some streets till the truck passes at the end of the next day.
 

Irene McC

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wouldn't this be a collection by type?
we also have 3 types of bags: "PMD" for plastics, metals (household) and bricks for liquids, "greens" from the garden and "everything else". The "PMD" bag, being a lot less expensive than the "everything else" bag, is typically transparent, allowing a visual check.
In some cities, the "everything else" goes into containers as well. These are weighed and registered as they are emptied in the garbage truck.
The regulation stipulates that the bags can only be put outside after 19:00 on the evening before the collecting. Which means of course that they will remain outside in some streets till the truck passes at the end of the next day.
Whoa, that sounds very complicated. This photo was taken while we were travelling, so I have absolutely no idea how Denmark regulates their rubbish removal.
Here (Cape Town specific) we have a general household goods rubbish bin where anything goes, and then a transparent bag for recyclables. This used to be
collected weekly - but we've just been informed of a change in contractors and now it will be collected every second week only, causing huge confusion; nobody
knows when their area is due, things are put outside and blown about by the wind and opened and combed through by bin pickers and homeless people. :(
 

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Prohibitions usually have the opposite effect than what is intended. Human nature is complicated, we are not prepared for ourselves.
You're quite right, Walter. When you want the French to do something, you have a hard job. But if it's forbidden you can be sure that everyone does it. If they see e. g. a sign that swimming is forbidden at a small lake or pond you can be sure that there are loads of swimmers, air mattrasses and boats in it. That's their way of dealing with authorities.

One exception though: speed cameras. When you have to pay 150 € for driving with 57 km/h instead of 50 km/h in towns you find quite few who will not respect this prohibition.
 
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