A fabulous reminder! I recall spending a semester in West Germany in 1988 (and visiting East Berlin too…) and being amazed that there were so many streams for “waste” — paper, metal, glass, plastic and “Nassmull” or “wet waste” that was typically food waste. That forever shifted my understanding of the idea of garbage. Moving to NYC in 2009 was like stepping back in a time warp. Not in a good way.