Out and About

Out and About

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Trash Issues

Europe is great. Seriously. I love most things about it. There’s just one thing that keeps sticking out to me as slightly inconvenient: tiny trash bins. Why? Why are they so small? England, Spain, and now the Czech Republic all seem to have small trash bins in the houses. If they were bigger, it would not be necessary to empty them so often. However, they are very small, and I don’t know if this is just an optical illusion, but seem to be full a good 90% of the time, and thus need taking out way too often. Do Europeans just not mind taking out the trash? Perhaps they are just innately less lazy than Americans, who generally believe that having to take the trash out more than once or twice a week is a crime to humanity.

Trash, plastic recycling, and paper recycling in my apartment in Spain

Trash in Czech Republic apartment

That’s my rant of the week. Or, at least for the day.

1 comment:

  1. We have to keep the trash bins inside the houses, and a full trash bin is not a nice smell, but a student bin is other world xD