5/13/2005 Add a comment
A very good story that shows why the Japanese are commendable, but a little crazy. The Japanese have expanded their recycling categories such that now they need 27-page booklets on how to sort their trash.
Lipstick goes into burnables; lipstick tubes, "after the contents have been used up," into "small metals" or plastics. Take out your tape measure before tossing a kettle: under 12 inches, it goes into small metals, but over that it goes into bulky refuse.
Socks? If only one, it is burnable; a pair goes into used cloth, though only if the socks "are not torn, and the left and right sock match." Throw neckties into used cloth, but only after they have been "washed and dried."