Keeping it Clean


Walking around the city, I found it interesting to see just how clean everything was considering there are few to no trash bins on the streets, compared to what I am used to in New Jersey. However, I also noticed that different areas throughout the city have designated bins for different types of recycling. 

I had been living here for two weeks before I finally saw the people that would clean up the sidewalks and even the campus that I am studying at. I think what surprised me the most about this is that it appeared as though mostly older people were doing this job. They were walking around collecting all the trash and even working on picking up the fallen leaves that had scattered everywhere.

What community need did I learn about?:

I learned about how the community keeps everything clean. Although Korea is a small country, this city is home to millions, and it is important for them that their home remains clean. The regulations for waste disposal are strict. I was surprised to learn that people are hired to clean up and collect these items as opposed to just having each person sort out their own waste products to take to the bins for recycling.

Why does the community have this need?:

The city needs strict regulations because of the lack of space that the country has for trash.