Switzerland is famous not only for watches, but also for waste sorting and recycling. At present, all kinds of garbage recycling rates in Switzerland have exceeded 70%, and the recovery rate of metal and glass products is as high as 90%.
There are guidelines for garbage sorting. In Switzerland, every family receives a special gift in the New Year – a garbage sorting package from the City Hall, which contains a 180-page garbage disposal guide and some free large garbage bags. Every household is classified according to this guide, and different types of garbage need to use garbage bags of different colors. Citizens usually need to go to the city hall to pay a certain fee and get a “paid garbage” sticker, then go to the supermarket to buy the corresponding garbage bag, in order to throw it into the corresponding garbage bin.
If someone does not pay the garbage fee as required, or if the garbage classification method is not strictly enforced, it will be punished. City Hall staff will check the rubbish content in detail, and if they find the personal information of the offending user, they will be sent a high ticket, usually 600-1000 Swiss francs (about 3900-6500 yuan, 1 Swiss franc is about RMB) 6.5 yuan).
Careful classification is not littered. Each community has a dedicated garbage station, which occupies 5 to 6 garages. According to the size of the community, there are 6 to 10 classified garbage containers for storing paper products (including discarded paper, newspapers, paper shell eggs). Boxes, shopping paper bags, etc., some areas will also separate paper and paper shells), biological waste (including various foods that do not contain salt, such as fruits and vegetables, egg shells, pet feces, etc.), plastic products (special indicators clearly “recycling Plastic” beverage bottles, plastic shopping bags, etc.), batteries, glass bottles (usually divided into two large boxes of white and brown, and some areas are even divided into five large boxes of red, white, green, brown and black according to the color of the glass), Metal products (including beverage cans, metal seals for glass bottles, etc.), other wastes (such as plastic products without recycling marks, toilet paper, leftovers, etc.) and old clothes recycling bins. Because the Swiss waste sorting requirements are very high, it needs to be very careful. Garbage is often called by the locals to be the most important chores.
In order to save public space and reduce environmental pollution, in the communities of large cities like Zurich, there is usually no special garbage station, but the town hall collects garbage on time. There will be a garbage collection calendar in the garbage sorting package, which contains detailed recycling time of various garbage. The public only needs to put the garbage bag with the payment sticker at the door, and someone will take it away at the specified time.
The garbage should also be cleaned and sorted. Don’t think that strict implementation of garbage sorting is done. Before sorting the garbage, the treatment guide also details the way to clean up the garbage. For example, glass bottles (such as milk bottles, jam bottles) must be washed with water and then thrown into the garbage. Box; waste bulbs containing harmful components need to be placed in the battery recycling bin; discarded newspapers must be bundled with twine to be discarded. If the public does not dispose of the garbage in accordance with the method recommended by the manual, they will also receive a warning letter. The offenders will also pay a postage of 15 Swiss francs for this warning letter.
Space-saving underground trash can. Such a strict waste sorting system makes Switzerland the cleanest country in the world. In recent years, some cities in Switzerland have also explored underground garbage bins. Before the public throws garbage, they scan the payment sticker on the scanner, and the trash can will be bounced from the ground. After the garbage is put in, the trash can will automatically Retracting to the ground, it does not crowd the ground space, but also prevents disparity.