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The Bornholmian Bag Model

Old batteries
Originally uploaded by Eva the Weaver

I read an interesting article about used battery collection in the Danish newspaper Politiken.

Apparently, the city council of Bornholm has invented a revolutionary model to collect used batteries, which has led to sky-high collection rates.

The model, called Den Bornholmske Posemodel “The Bornholmian Bag Model”, is actually very simple.

Instead of requiring people to take their batteries to recycling stations or Ikea, people can just put their used batteries in a plastic bag (not a special one, any one will do) and put it on top of their wheelie bin when it’s taken out for collection anyway. The binmen will then put the plastic bag into a special container.

Sometimes the simple ideas are the best!

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