The Challenge of Public Trash Bin Availability in Downtown Seoul: A Shift in Policy Direction
In recent times, it is not easy to find public trash bins in downtown Seoul. This is a result of a reduction in the number of trash bins as part of efforts to prevent unauthorized disposal of household waste since the implementation of the waste disposal system in 1995. However, various types of litter, such as disposable coffee cups and cigarette butts, are being indiscriminately discarded on the streets, leading to numerous complaints about inconvenience. In response to the increasing grievances, the policy direction is shifting back towards installing more trash bins.