When you decide to get serious about recycling…

I was impressed with this stand in the center of Figueres, Spain. The current government in Catalonia is quite environmentally friendly and to a large degree makes any “Green” party in the US look pathetic. On the Rambla of Figueres (think of it as something like Main Street in the US) there are these recycling stands. Everything on this list with its cute little slot is something I pretty much have no choice but to throw away in the US. They’re a bit hard to read, but from left to right, they are: CD/DVDs, printer cartridges, batteries, mobile phones, corks, low wattage light bulbs, and standard light bulbs. I especially like the slots for mobile phones and wine bottle corks. Someone in city government paid attention to the two highest consumables in Spain and figured out a way to properly recycle/dispose of them. Oh, in case you’re wondering, by the neighborhood dumpsters, there are already containers for glass, aluminum, plastic, paper, and whole bunch of other, large items.
When you decide to get serious about recycling...