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Re: Zurich street garbage?

ok. lets not get xenophobic. but i don't think its the long established old swiss people and families chucking the garbage on the highway. do you?
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ok. lets not get xenophobic. but i don't think its the long established old swiss people and families chucking the garbage on the highway. do you?
Then state clearly what you mean. People who come here on low incomes hardly tells us anything.
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Old 26.09.2012, 17:48
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

I mainly see MacDonald wrappers on the grass verges besides roads when I go running. I don't live too far from one.

I can only assume it's the sort of people that eat McDonalds that throw the wrappers out of their car windows.
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

Its low class people. by that i mean, people who have low moral values and are not proud of this country, and don't care about its beauty. Not necessarily those with low incomes. Also we have seen a steady increase of throw away packaging in general in the past several decades. ( a store used to divide up large quantities into smaller) rather than putting it in a separate plastic pack such as Edamer Emmental Cheese ex. Migros. Switzerland needs to reduce the amount of throw away packaging it uses in general. (things would be fresher). We need more trash cans. Also If there was less packaging products would be a bit cheaper without having to pay for the packaging in the first place. What do you think about those points?
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Its low class people. by that i mean, people who have low moral values and are not proud of this country, and don't care about its beauty. Not necessarily those with low incomes. Also we have seen a steady increase of throw away packaging in general in the past several decades. ( a store used to divide up large quantities into smaller) rather than putting it in a separate plastic pack such as Edamer Emmental Cheese ex. Migros. Switzerland needs to reduce the amount of throw away packaging it uses in general. (things would be fresher). We need more trash cans. Also If there was less packaging products would be a bit cheaper without having to pay for the packaging in the first place. What do you think about those points?
Why don't you start a thread on packaging. But you wrote low income jobs not me.
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

instead of putting it in BOLD LETTERS move on man. Packaging is definitely a big problem
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instead of putting it in BOLD LETTERS move on man. Packaging is definitely a big problem
I think Switzerland has the least packaging of anywhere I have been to in europe. And I think it's based on the consumer not wanting to buy heavily packaged goods, because they are taxed on the garbage bag.

Wether or not one has more packaging wrapped around Shnitzlebrot does not determine why they have just decided to pitch it in the grass. I think the smaller the size makes it less noticable to onlookers and easier to manage.

My take on the problem is people's attitudes and less trash and recycling cans. I can go to any bahnhof, and there is always a PET can. But 1 out of 10 times a aluminum can one. Why? No one ever sees beer drinking in the bahnhof? Or in the evening, after everone getting off work, and having a beer by the lake, the mountains of aluminum cans that are spewed because there as well as not being any trash cans, no recycling either. Adding a tax/deposit onto recyclables will work.

Swiss people, from what I read recently, and by Swiss I mean people living here, not passport carriers, recycle the most in europe. I know people who work at two of the incinerators, and have been told there are so few recyclable garbage mixed with regular garbage, they are forced to take glass or others out of and mix it in with the regular garbage as the it's not getting hot enough when they are doing their trash burns with regular garbage.
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I think Switzerland has the least packaging of anywhere I have been to in europe.



Swiss people, from what I read recently, and by Swiss I mean people living here, not passport carriers, recycle the most in europe.
thats not true! when people from home come here they dont get how much plastic is wrapped around goods. and thats what i see still so often though i have lived here for a while...

a pro pos: where have you lived in europe? my view is that germany does more and is a leading example in recycling.
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we need to improve and try to abolish packaging in favor of fresher market goods.
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I think Switzerland has the least packaging of anywhere I have been to in europe. And I think it's based on the consumer not wanting to buy heavily packaged goods, because they are taxed on the garbage bag.
That is not true, as consumers don't have any influence over packaging. Products are suggested by the supplier and especially, if it's a known brand, they usually have preset sale unit. Customizing these sales units would only drive the prices up and no brand will ever consider doing this for the small Swiss market. In terms of private labels, these are usually copied products from other competitors, be it national or international. Also there, although, these is some flexibility in terms of product design and ingredients, both suppliers and buyers are reluctant to deviating from the standard pallet of products, as it would only drive up the costs even more.
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

I don't know about the cities, but I do know that it drives me nuts when people leave their picnic trash on the tables, ground, logs, etc. out in the middle of nowhere after spending the entire day drinking and grilling. if you can haul all that stuff up into the woods before sitting around all day, you should sure enough be able to haul it back down to a trash receptacle.

fyi, those people out in the woods aren't those "low-income immigrants" everybody complains about, since those "low-income immigrants" are too busy blasting music on their portable sound systems and playing football at the Zurichhorn park.

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Re: Zurich street garbage?

After looking at the photo, I think the OP tried to use irony and failed to do so.
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

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Is that the pic OP? All I can see is a Manor carrier bag that probably belongs to the lady sitting with it. However, I have seen Zurich looking like a pig stye (sorry pigs, no insult inteneded) on various occassions, such as most Saturday nighs but by Sunday morning the cleaners have been out and it's totally rubbish free again.
I live in the city and its for the most spotless most of the week.....and yes after a Saturday night perhaps there is rubbish but as already mentioned the cleaners are up very early on a Sunday with their sweeping machines.

London is a disgrace rubbish wise, not just on the pavements, the tube, in the tube trains....not sure why the OP thinks Zurich is worse, they're not even in the same league with their cleanliness standards!
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My take on the problem is people's attitudes and less trash and recycling cans. I can go to any bahnhof, and there is always a PET can. But 1 out of 10 times a aluminum can one. Why? No one ever sees beer drinking in the bahnhof? Or in the evening, after everone getting off work, and having a beer by the lake, the mountains of aluminum cans that are spewed because there as well as not being any trash cans, no recycling either. Adding a tax/deposit onto recyclables will work.
I was suprised that there are parts of Zurich,but propably this is the case in the whole Switzerland, that are extremly poluted with garbage on the street.
You can see anything , but usually it's the cans of some drink, cigaretes,
or papers .
It's unbelivable and I don't understand the attitude of just throwing things on the floor.
Cigarette leftovers are also almost everywhere , usually on tram station ,
and it seems it's a common thing just to trow a cigarette on the street anywhere when you are done . But the cans and leftover paper of some products laying on the streets are really surprising.

Here is one article on this subject.

http://lenews.ch/2016/04/14/stiff-ne...n-switzerland/
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

Dude, the thread is four years old, and there's another thread on that funny littering "issue". Look for it in the search function and rant there, if you feel like it.

Anyone who thinks Switzerland has a "pollution problem" really needs their head examined. Hop across the border, you'll see a difference immediately. Hope a little further and you'll know what pollution and dirt REALLY mean.
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

Oh please! Zurich is clean as a whistle...
Milan and Paris are filthy filthy!! Never been to Tokyo...

The only city that can come close to Zurich can be Seoul... IMO...

Relax... Zurich is still pretty darn awesome..
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Re: Zurich street garbage?

There are only a few occasions , when zurich is not tidy as is should be,
the zuri fäscht (held only ever three years) and the streetparade(every year).
Singapore and Japan( in some parts Hong Kong as well) are pretty clean aswell.
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