Sreeja V

@Wordsmith·2yr ago·1:06

What does your garbage have to say about you?

Nature⭐ Editor's Picks

"…Are we more inclined to stick to best practices when they imply model behavior to the society at large? How do we keep doing the right thing even when we know no one is looking? So this is the question for everyone this Tuesday morning, waiting to hear your thoughts on this.…"



Ashton Quarks

@iLikeTomato · 2yr ago · 1:23

"…Oof garbage shaming. What an interesting idea. Most people care about how their peers perceive them and they want to be respected. But Unfortunately, I think think that the clear garbage idea would not be effective in a community where the majority have this collective idea that they don't really have the value of conservation and is more focused on consumption. It might not be important to a collective group of people. And in that sense, no, they won't feel spade about having more garbage than their neighbors.…"


Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 1:14

"…Hi. Thanks for responding. And you nailed it. The question I raised came from an article that elaborates on the challenges faced by green businesses in selling their products and services. You would imagine that millennials are a lot that is largely aware of the benefit of adopting eco friendly products and wouldn't mind shelling out a bit more for these. However, while 65% according to this article, this played an intent to go for these products.…"


Ashton Quarks

@iLikeTomato · 2yr ago · 2:18

"…It used to be they give you some sort of monetary incentive for recycling. But now you actually have to pay to recycle in some places. And it's a lot of effort developing organizations and raising money to implement these systems and services to make things convenient for consumers because we're really lazy. Bye.…"


Tim Ereneta

@Tim · 2yr ago · 1:46

"…So I think economics has to come into the picture. The city where I live in Berkeley, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have curbside pickup of garbage recyclables and waste, so compost and yard waste.…"

Economic incentives!


phil spade

@Phil · 2yr ago · 2:06

"…Thank you, Tim. You know, I hadn't thought about it, but I should get a smaller bin because I hardly use any trash whatsoever. And I've always kind of joked that, man, I wish recycling would be every week and trash every other week, and instead it's reversed first. But the recycling bin is always just overflowing. And the trash bin is I hardly have any trash ever. And the original question is, would it change if everything was in clear plastic bags?…"

@Tim Brilliant!


Sreeja V

@Wordsmith · 2yr ago · 0:49

"…Tim, thanks for this. Incentivizing is definitely a huge game changer, and it's what countries like Switzerland, Norway and Germany have successfully demonstrated simple intervention, such as opting for a small bin, in your case, has been so impactful.…"

Sustainability and economics - win-win @Tim


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