How to Separate Trash Like A German!

Colorful bins in their backyards are there to collect different types of trash: Germans are said to take their waste separation very seriously. Here's what you need to know about it.

According to the most recent data published by the OECD, Germany is the country which recycles the most of its waste worldwide, with 65 percent of its municipal trash recycled and composted in 2013.

The country’s waste separation system is very well organized – yet this appears at times either confusing or excessively fastidious for newcomers.

If this is any consolation, even Germans do not get it straight all the time.

However, if there happens to be anyone around to witness such an unacceptable trash faux pas, they will most certainly grumble about it. No one is perfect though, so let the person without sin cast the first bottle in the glass bin!

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