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Recycling Bins in Japan

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发表于 9-10-2019 14:55:11 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Casey Baseel, Why Do Japanese Recycle Bins Have Two Openings But Dump Everything into the Same Compartment? Japan Today, Sept 10, 2019.
https://japantoday.com/category/ ... he-same-compartment

Note:
(a) About SoraNews24. SoraNews24, undated.
https://soranews24.com/about/
(Casey Baseel is part of "The Team;"  "Sora [kanji 空's Japanese and Chinese pronunciations are sora and kū, respectively] is the Japanese word for 'sky' ")
, whose motto/slogan displays at the top of the home page: "Bringing you yesterday's news from Japan and Asia, today." That basically says the website translates news from other languages (and hence placesm oarticularly Japanese) into English.

Indeed this article is republished from SoraNews24. See "EXTERNAL LINK" beneath the article.
(b) 'recycling bins have two openings, one labeled 'cans' and the other 'PET bottles.' "
(i) Regarding the photo. Atop the two holes in a recycle bin, with "can" (and its katakana) and "pet bottles" (alongside its katakana) followed, respectively, with Chinese and hangul.
(ii) plastic recycling
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_recycling
(section 6 Plastic identification code)
, where 1 is for PET.
(c) History of DyDo Group. DyDo Group Holdings, undated
https://www.dydo-ghd.co.jp/en/about/history/
("1956 DAIDO Pharmaceutical Corporation established" by "a salesman who sold medicine under the centuries-old Japanese business model of visiting homes and leaving medicine on a 'use first, pay later' [先用後利; and the medicine was 置き薬] basis. Every home used to have a medicine box filled with cold medicine, digestive medicine, and other remedies. A family would use any of the medicine when needed and pay for it when the salesman next came around")

The company's Japanese -language website says: "商号 ダイドーグループホールディングス [katakana for DyDi (pronounced Daido) Group Holdings] 株式会社l based in Osaka;

Daidō Pharmaceutical Corporation  大同薬品株式会社 (創業者 髙松 冨男)  (Recall Japanese non-profit news company Kyōdō News 共同通信社.)
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