From Toulouse Streets to NY Public Spaces, Public Recycling Bins Pop Up

In an earlier post, i mentioned how i noticed during my 2 weeks stay in Europe that the French seem to be more concerned with their water use-waste than most of us in the USA.

Another thing I noted on Toulouse streets is public recycling bins.

Besides their usefulness, they work as a gentle visual reminder.

It is much more effective than a do not litter sign.

Appeals to our do-gooder citizen side

I noted while reading on the topic that New York City has a similar program that I has not registered on my radar yet called NYCWasteLess whose focus is also public space recycling, from parks to neighborhood spaces.

Nycwasteless

Trash talking for Green Day # 237

Previously: Holiday Trip by Car, Find out How Much Fuel you Will Use thanks to fueleconomy.gov

(* Photo from NYC Recycles Facebook page)

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