Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Japan: Recycling Trash

Although I've been telling everyone about recycling trash in Japan, I cannot convey the extent of it. I have stumbled upon a great article written up in the New York times for your reading pleasure. It pretty much summarizes how anal it can be. We have 6 trash bins in our tiny apartment kitchen alone, but I'd rather recycle. When I come back to the US, it is reverse culture shock and I am absolutely disgusted with how much garbage we dump all together!

Now that we are used to separating the trash, I find it difficult to throw the plastics in with the burnables.