Jan 25Liked by Pallavi Aiyar

I feel so clean myself after reading this piece. It holds a mirror to us in India.

As a child I remember being told in wonder, stories about the speed and punctuality of Japanese bullet trains, as also their sense of cleanliness and wizardry with gadgets.

As an adult, the story of those stories continues with the same sense of wonder.

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・Very interesting story. As someone who has spent the last 30 years in Japan, I must say that not few Japanese like to cut corners when it comes to the weekly garbage disposal.

・On the subject of the lack of dustbins in public places, one of my pet peeves is that all trash containers have disappeared from train stations BUT the ones next to the automatic vending machines located on the platforms. In other words, they kindly let you dispose of your garbage as long as it's something you have bought at the station.

・More importantly - and worryingly - apart from the sad fact that, as you pointed out, Japan uses his financial might to send a lot of its trash to other Asian countries, the horrible truth about recycling is that Japanese cities actually burn a lot of the plastic they are supposed to recycle. Check out this interesting story:


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Jan 23Liked by Pallavi Aiyar

Dear Pallavi, maintaing a "small good habit" is therapeutic. Continue to write, you are on the right path.

Recycling of waste to third countries reminds me of the Italian mafia. The structure pocketed the fee and dumped containers before the Somalian coast. Local fishermen were not amused and became pirates to fend off these unwanted gifts. Meanwhile, of course, the Mafia is into drugs, courtesy of the CIA.

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Jan 22Liked by Pallavi Aiyar

My dear Pallavi great that you write; your body is having a rough time and needs a strong mind like yours to help it through Do like the Japanese hide the trash and focus on the orange blossom!

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