I was brought up reusing, but we rarely recycled. I guess you could call collecting our pop cans for recycling cuz they paid 5 cents a can recycling... but as for all the plastic and paper we used it our house... it went straight to a landfill.
I moved to the UK two years ago and it's completely different here. There is a bin for trash, one for leaves and plants and spoiled veggies/fruit, and there is a recycling bin. There are a million things that you can throw in this bin for recycling, and you don't have to do any sorting, anything that can be recycled is just thrown right in (after it's rinsed of course). I wish the USA had this system.
The british do of course pay to have their trash picked up. It's part of a counsil tax that goes to other maintainence as well. It really is a good system though.
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