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Why people should not sort their trash

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Old Friday 10th July 2020, 10:57   #1
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Why people should not sort their trash

I came across this article with a provocative title:

Should the Swiss stop sorting their trash?

Somebody counted how much time households in Switzerland spend sorting trash, which is essentially compulsory and unpaid work for the environment. The time turned substantial country-wide, and more productive would be if trash was sorted centrally, and citizens devoted this time to other work.

I interpret it as an example of the new problem.

Environmental regulations became a large monetary and unpaid burden on households. Far from 'just do a little for nature' it is no longer little but much. Yet there are calls to do more and more.

Should NGOs be more careful in how much burden their policies put on people? Would people still support conservation once their count how much it costs their own wallets? Should new environmental regulations be accompanied by lessening this burden in some other way?
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