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Post time 2018-8-5 15:36:34 |Display all floors
I recommend the carrot-and-stick approach with education. Those who throw rubbish into the rubbish bin should be lauded. Those who litter should be fined and shamed. A heavy fine will be a good deterrent. There should be people to watch and administer these fines. Educate the people that littering can cause harm to the environment where we live. Just showing where to throw which rubbish to which bin is not enough. If people do not understand why, this will not be remembered for long.

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Post time 2018-8-5 15:53:14 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2018-8-5 15:36
I recommend the carrot-and-stick approach with education. Those who throw rubbish into the rubbish b ...

Your prescription will never work in China! Only harsh penalties work.

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Post time 2018-8-5 16:15:23 |Display all floors
pnp Post time: 2018-8-5 15:53
Your prescription will never work in China! Only harsh penalties work.

It may take a long time but it will eventually work. Many people do not really understand why there is a need to stop littering. They think that it is just a matter of convenience with little repercussion. They do not realise the harm to the environment and themselves. This is the source of the problem. All the methods used to stop littering so far have missed the target by ignoring the real problem.

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Post time 2018-8-5 17:37:00 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2018-8-5 17:49
huaqiao Post time: 2018-8-5 16:15
It may take a long time but it will eventually work. Many people do not really understand why ther ...

The average Chinese people are hard to educate and harder to govern, they don't respect the law,  drive through red lights, drive against the flow of traffic, don't give way to pedestrians at zebra crossings, park on pedestrian walkways, smoke in No Smoking places, etc. It takes a miracle for them to change!

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Post time 2018-8-5 17:39:12 |Display all floors
huaqiao Post time: 2018-8-5 16:15
It may take a long time but it will eventually work. Many people do not really understand why ther ...

"They do not realise the harm to the environment and themselves. This is the source of the problem."

Sorry to disagree!  They do know 'the harm to environment and themselves', they just can't be bothered, as long as it is for their own convenience!

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Post time 2018-8-6 10:58:37 |Display all floors
Treasure all public places like your own home. Please do your part. Avoid littering. Educate and educate so that it will be second to nature.

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Post time 2018-8-6 11:18:20 |Display all floors
This post was edited by pnp at 2018-8-6 11:19
GhostBuster Post time: 2018-8-6 10:58
Treasure all public places like your own home. Please do your part. Avoid littering. Educate and edu ...

Education doesn't work with the average Chinese; CCTV has tried, and is still trying, with community ads on TV, calling for socially responsible behavior, includng not littering, spitting, etc!  But no improvement.  Only heavy fines and corrective work order, ie picking garbage in public, will work!!

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