Is the infrastructure in place for recycling?
Do you remember the time when all the rubbish went into the same bin? Fast forward to 2020 and we all embrace recycling as a necessary part of life, for the betterment of the environment, both now and in years to come.
But is the onus only on the consumers, households and businesses?
We have local authorities rightly promoting the need to recycle, even to the point they refuse to take your rubbish away if it is “contaminated” with the incorrect material. There are many people who live in a property where there is scant room for 3,4,5 and, in some instances, 6+ different coloured bins. Not an excuse, I hear you say. In the local household refuse collection stations, there are often 20+ different material bins.
But why then, when you walk around a city centre, do you very rarely find separate paper, PET or plastics, food waste bins. So, why are the same objectives not always apparent?
Compared to places such as airports or even a main street in a popular holiday resort where the main bins are stored under the pavement. Are all areas and countries striving for the same level of success?