Thursday, February 24, 2005

No Swimming?

Edogawa-River Posted by Hello

This photo of the Edogawa-River was taken from the Chiba (Prefecture) side. On the opposing side of the river is Tokyo.

Unfortunately it is all too common for people that don’t feel like paying recycling fees to throw large items such as microwave ovens, washing machines, and motor scooters into the river or other places.

To help solve Japan’s recycling problem, pre-paid fees are now being charged for some items. For example some computer makers are now adding a recycling fee into the price of their products.

Hopefully other measures will be taken to combat Japan’s growing trash disposal problem. One doesn’t have to be an “environmentalist” to be disgusted by the photo above.

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