At THIS point, it seems every town and village in Ireland has a corps of volunteer waste pickers. So, on a recent visit to Copenhagen, it shouldn’t have been a surprise to see similar activity. The gatherers in the Danish capital, however, looked sharper and more professional. Some even looked in the trash cans across the street, removed certain materials and put them in their bags.
Intrigued by this strange behavior, I inquired and was told about a deposit system for glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans. The people I saw were involved in this recycling initiative.