July 30, 2008
One of the great things about Korea is that it is very clean. The subways are immaculate. There is no garbage on them nor is there anyone eating while riding. The streets barely have any garbage; nothing noticable at least. And the recycling system – for all you environmentalists – is as rigorous as algebra. There are five different containers for us to drop our recycling in (all of which we have to sort out ourselves, three additional boxes on the side for papers and cardboard, a garbagebox a few steps away, and a compost a few steps away from that. The best part about it is the man at the end of the arrow in the picture above; heâ€™s watching you as you sort, and if you get anything wrong he flags you down and tells you where to put your recyclables, so you canâ€™t just dump your stuff in one container and run. Not that weâ€™d ever do that. Weâ€™re good, honest people, after all.