It makes perfect sense to me but can you imagine the outcry in this country if there was no refuse collection and we all had to be responsible for all of our waste? People in the UK can't even seem to recycle bottle, newspapers and cans without bitching about it.
>>residents have to compost all their food waste and sort other rubbish into 34 different categories<< lol what kind of person would do that just to make life easier for the authorities. Are people that submissive really?
>>People have to take full responsibility for everything they throw away.>>
I do take full responsibility for everything I throw away. I employ professional people via my taxes to remove, sort and dispose of my rubbish as we always have. It's only lately that they are whining "We want the money, but we don't feel like doing the job" Well tough shit.
I would be delighted to have the chance to recycle things such as plastic packaging which is not currently recycled in our area. But I'm not convinced it makes sense to oblige individuals to travel to recycling centres instead of having doorstep collections. Presumably some people have to drive to the recycling centre, and lots of individuals driving separately is worse for the environment than having a single truck collecting the rubbish. And what happens to elderly or disabled people who can't physically manage to sort rubbish and transport it - is there any exemption? I'd also be interested in what they do with disposable nappies...