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My Back Yard and Yours

Tokyo: here you pay for your own mess
 

How to encourage recycling and at what level.

Japanese consumers are required to pay a recycling fee for any electronics larger than a ~toaster – and arrange for a pick-up. And on the ku/borough/district level the local council is required to incinerate of their own waste – hence these large incinerator plants in central Tokyo.

What you throw you breathe.