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The six Zurich waste sins

The Lust for Littering is an urban mystery. In a city like Zurich, with its 4000 waste buckets, it should be actually possible to dispose of the Güsel correctly. Why the bag of chips still in the bushes or on the street right next to the trash ends up, remains a mystery. Malice is behind it? Is it laziness? Ignorance? Inability? We will never know with final certainty.

What is certain, is that this ominous suffered lust with the rising temperatures on the increase as a fever. After hot days with balmy evenings, the employees of waste disposal and Recycling Zurich (ERZ) clear away regularly up to 4.5 tons of waste from the offshore units, which corresponds approximately to the weight of a full grown elephant. Only a fraction of the waste is in the 60 containers, the ORE there, in the warm seasons of the year, in addition to draw up.

this summer, the ORE will have to do-people even more, when the beginning of July, streams of millions of people to the Züri-Fäscht. Last Time, three years ago, left by the guests at the three-day Festival more than 260 tonnes of waste and 6.5 tons of PET, aluminum and glass. Unlike the Street Parade, the city of Zurich for the disposal costs.

So far the obvious / messy financially and waste-Gomorrah – but also in everyday life, there is a particularly nasty legacies that make the 200 ORE employees more work than anything else. It's the small things with big impact that we make here on the subject of are may – maybe, maybe a rethinking to take place.

1 – Blasted vacuum

they come as innocent, therefore, these small, colorful pieces of paper. But the flyers stick to the Asphalt, as someone with Araldite would have been at work. The coating can be between the paper and the ground is sometimes a vacuum, no broom grew. "This is also the case of Parking tickets. We need to pick up regularly by Hand, because you can't clean up," says the ARCH-spokesman Daniel Eberhard. Maybe this Problem is managed, but is soon out of the world: On 1. April 2019 has established the city of Zurich, the first Park fields, where the Park fees in cash and without paper via the App can be used to settle.

2 – The treacherous Ritz trick

cigarette toxic special waste tipping. That has made the world health organization in 2017, in a report made public. The toxins remain after the smoke in the Tilt plug, the Filter disintegrated to micro-plastic. Some of the non-Smoker or smoker is aware of these facts, obviously aware of and has searched for Alternatives to the Wegschnippen of the Tilt. The most Creative have been able to find: the stopper walls and the Remains of their cigarettes, origami-like, into the crevices of the House. Especially art full of the nicotine, do the dependent during the Rothaus at the long road, where the white Smokes wonderfully correspond with the bricks. From there, the ORE need to gather people to the stub then in laborious hand work out of it. The cleanest solution to the problem for all Involved would be, not even to start Smoking.

3 – Confetti from hell

a confetti rain is a fine thing, if he spends flitterig on the winners of the finals and the Cup is full of gold lamé. This can make a powerful mood. That is why confetti cannons are booming, since they can also be from the small man, for the purpose of optimization of the party mood bought. But the stuff is pure garbage hell. The Glitter is not biodegradable and is barely off the ground wegzuklauben – not from the Asphalt, not gravel and especially not from the meadows. The smallest breath of air apart from blow things in all directions. So, love confetti gunners, if you can't do without anyway: Please try this at home! The ORE-people will thank you.

4 Grill skewers of horror

The hard-nosed throughout the year, BBQ season. For all others, it begins with the warmer temperatures. And because not all the residents of Zurich can enjoy the benefits of a balcony or a private garden, drag your ball of the crickets in the urban Parks and to the lake. There, frying and roasting all sorts of food. To extra-long wood skewer. Those things clog the Openings of the waste containers, if at all disposed of there. "From the floor, we must pick up the pieces individually, because they can not suck," says Eberhard. Least the bottle caps of the beer bottles stuck on how to get the imbedded mosaic stones in the meadows, after they have been flipped face-up in the summer of Arrogance from the bottle neck. The rust and rotten, instead of as wooden sticks.

5 – Wade through the Wind and the waves

If the city is glowing and the heat on the Asphalt flickers, when the throat dries out and everything, after cooling, thirst, the hill dig attracts gorge in its shaded. Quickly the shoes are stripped and the feet are in the waves dipped. To do this, have a beer, have something Small to nibble on, an ice cream schnabulieren. Yes, what can significantly contribute to the well-being in the summer everyday. However, nothing is wrong with that, as long as the bottles, cans and other packaging end up in the water. There remains, it is in fact for the rest of the ORE people fish the stuff out. In case of rain, Wind and, Yes, even in snow and cold. No Schleck, even if the waste no longer stinks in the river, and nice and clean rinsed.

6 – Canned in the morning

Great heat makes for great thirst. Grain, beer, liquor and wine rushing through the throats. And if mixed properly in the stomach, out rolls everything back from there. A visual and olfactory Nuisance on the roads, the ORE have to back people up at dawn to body. The employees themselves, who must solve the evil Laugh? "No. But because they are usually second on the way, you can take turns at least, so it remains fair." Water should not be use alone, in order to make the canned kill, and still remains, the Anti-urine-means, with the ORE with a hint of lime in the streets conjures up. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 02.05.2019, 12:05 PM

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