I'm resurrecting and slightly renaming (not sure if it will really work) an old thread as it sort of follows...
Has anyone else noticed any recent efforts around Chile to clean things up? I have two examples to share from here in the north.
1 - The Copiapo municipality has recently introduced big "container bins" (bad description, but the best I can think of - refer to photo) that are scattered around the central part of the city. I reckon there are at least 4 per block, sometimes more. A fantastic idea that would appear to be aimed at keeping the scavenging dogs from ripping open the bags and redistributing the contents around the city. However, like many(?) things here, the great idea is not so well executed. The bins are located to either block the footpath or take up a car parking space. The bonus to date - these areas seem cleaner and perhaps even a few less dogs hanging around? We'll see how it all goes over the next few months.
2 - For anyone who has arrived to or left from Antofagasta via the northern access out to Ruta 5 over the last x (unknown quantity) years, you couldn't have helped notice the extraordinarily large stretch of road where rubbish was dumped. I'm sure it wasn't the case, but it looked like the town rubbish dump. Anyway, passing through there the other day, there is a heap of work going on that has involved cleaning up the area such that now, it is almost spotless, to the point where I thought I must be on the wrong road.
Let's hope this is at least a regional trend, if not a national one.