Collection of rigid plastics, metals and small electronics from
households in Copenhagen has begun, and currently 75.2 tons of
rigid plastic has been collected. Vanløse was therefore visited on
a June Saturday by employees from the City of Copenhagen who met
the citizens face to face to talk about the new collection schemes
and about sorting of waste in general.
The team from the City of Copenhagen met a lot of interested
people, keen on sharing their ideas and attitudes towards waste
sorting. People were in good spirit, some were skeptic on how to be
able to find room for the new containers in their yard, and how to
find room for the sorted fractions in the apartment, and they did
however see it as a challenge rather than an obstacle.
People were positive to the notion of sorting metals and rigid
plastics for recycling, and liked that it would now be possible to
dispose of their small electronics near their homes, thus saving
the trip to the recycling station and the minimizing the temptation
of putting these items with the residual waste.
The team had brought with them a collection of typical household
waste items and invited the citizens to participate in a waste
sorting game, to illustrate the new scheme.