The Germans started in a simple fashion...separate paper from regular garbage. Then they tagged on plastic as a separate deal. Then batteries, etc, etc. They aren’t up to nine but I would suspect they will be there by 2020. It is true...’train’ is the key phrase. To back up the training...you also need garbage police walking around, to examine your bins, and then you turn into a police-garbage state.
See my post at #15...:)
It is like the sodomy laws...whether you condemn or accept homosexuality, the bottom line is...do we want to have laws in place that would mandate an level of intrusiveness to enforce (if you aren’t going to enforce them, why have them on the books?)
You are correct. Of course, Garbage Police can have other types of things to keep an eye on as well.
We live out in the sticks; have to take our own garbage off to the “recycling center” (I call it garbage dump). So far, they aren’t pushing the separation of stuff. They may get snotty about it, but it would be sort of hard to actually enforce; too many people are in there all at the same time. A few years ago, a guy working at the dump told my husband that they were just dumping it ALL in the same hole; that they were just getting people accustomed to separating it. That may have changed by now. I try to call it “recycling center” in front of the guys who work there for courtesy’s sake.