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[GreenYes] Re: Shoplifting type alarm for recyclables


Taiwan has a solution for that.  Residents there never missed their garbage trucks for recycling because it plays melodic music to warn of their arrivals.  On top of that:

1) Residents must place their recyclables only in city-approved trash bags that can be easily purchased from 7-Eleven.
2) The recycling garbage truck comes five nights a week and park at a designated spot.
3) The truck accepts only certain items on certain nights.  Eg, Styrofoam trays and cardboard dumpling boxes, are collected only on Mondays and Fridays.
4) Residents heave the bags onto the truck themselves!

I am sure that this concept can be modified to fit the lifestyle of your country.  Imagine a truck with music playing driving around the neighbourhood.  That should get the kids interested enough to know what is going on and learn about recycling.  Your 2-in-1 solution.

I extracted these points from:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/29/AR2007112901887.html

Nancy
http://greenbeingnancy.blogspot.com/



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