Shanghai blog China Snippets notices new trash bins on the streets of Shanghai:
Nice design, clear instuctions and finally a place where I can dump all my old batteries in the appropriate hole.
We have a feeling that Mr. Snippets will be part of a very small group of people who actually use the various parts of new receptacles as marked, and we have to think simple pictures of items appropriate for each section would be more helpful than just words. But it does appear that Shanghai trash cans have come a long way since 2002.
We can only imagine what is in store for us come 2010!