Wednesday 3 July 2024

The International System of Units

My city, like many other cities, has a waste recycling point. This recycling point is funded by city taxes and thus every inhabitant of the city gets twelve 'free' visits a year. Of course, there is a limit to the amount of waste one can bring to the recyling point on each of these visits. 

On their website, the city has posted some guidelines for a number of categories of waste. My favourite of these is 'Small Chemical Waste', of which one can bring a 'maximum 0.5 m³ per visit, including latex and paint'.
This never stops being funny to me, as my city apparently considers six thousands litres per year a perfectly normal amount of chemical waste for a regular household.