English Garbage Emergency?
For the past three days, pretty much all I've been doing is reading manga and writing Photoshop lessons
Ah, summer vacation is a fine thing.
This morning, however, I received a phone call a little before 9:30am for an English Translation Emergency. (It's a good thing I was already up and dressed.) I hoofed it over to the school, where I was asked to check over the English translation of the garbage separation instructions for City Hall. After I took care of that crisis, I returned home to continue reading.
I'm probably going to have to venture out of my apartment tomorrow to go shopping, though, because I'm running out of things to drink. It's hard to keep hydrated in this heat.
|Date:||August 4th, 2005 06:03 am (UTC)|| |
For the past three days, pretty much all I've been doing is reading manga and writing Photoshop lessons for megory.
Thank you so much for the Photoshop lessons. It makes it so less scary trying things with the different buttons. I still got myself in corners I couldn't get out of, so I would close the file and start all over again, but with purpose this time!
I'm glad you made a link, because it really is useful. I'm so glad others can enjoy it.
Does proper trash disposal apply to tourists, too, or would our hotel take care of that for us?Metal cans
It applies if you're out walking around and buy a drink or something. You have to be sure to put drink bottles in the proper trash can.
This is made difficult by the fact that trash cans are almost impossible to find. They don't have trash cans on every corner the way most US cities do...you have to really hunt for them. There will usually be a drink bottle or can recycling receptacle near vending machines, but this means you either have to A) stand next to the vending machine and drink the entire bottle right there, or B) carry the bottle around until you come across another machine. (In Japan, it's considered rude to eat or drink while walking down the street, so Japanese people usually do option A.)
Train station platforms also have trash cans, and they usually have separate bins for bottles, cans, newspapers, and then "other" trash. Convenience stores also have trash cans in front of them where you can throw things away.
If you're just in the hotel room, though, you don't have to worry about it.
Do we need to know the rules too? I'm thinking that if you use the same counter for it, it would go into the same trash receptical?
It has to do with what material it's made out of. There are five major categories:
Plastic (PET) bottles
Non-bottle plastic (and sometimes styrofoam trays)
"Burnable" trash (e.g. paper, organic matter, chopsticks)
"Non-burnable" trash (anything that didn't fall into the above categories)
Most trash cans that you encounter will have pictures or something on them so that you know what to put in them.