Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Beautiful Trash

You may have heard about the complex trash system in Japan.  Everything has to be washed and sorted in order to throw it away.  Here's a little sampling of the process:
You can see a pringles can, toothpaste tube, and a milk carton.  Everything has a specific bin (we have 7 in our kitchen).  There is burnable trash, non-burnable trash, plastic recyclables, paper recyclables, plastic PET bottles, milk cartons, glass, aluminum... at first it was a headache, but now it seems natural to sort everything.  Isn't our trash beautiful?

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Yes, your trash IS beautiful. Having experienced the arrangement, I can't understand why America doesn't get on board with a system like Japan's. Talk about GREEN! Plus the hand washing after flushing method is amazing!