8 Things Americans Can Learn From Indians
1. How to recycle absolutely anything
Indians are the masters of reusing and recycling all forms of paper products, metals, and plastics. As an American living in India, I threw out soda bottles, empty paper towel rolls, used plastic bags, and a plethora of other articles that would promptly be plucked from my garbage bags and sold in the streets.
It is said that there are four or five layers of recycling in India. Someone would go through my trash and read my old newspapers, take my empty bottles, and whatever else they found to be of value. Then three or four other people would follow them, doing precisely the same thing.
Plastic bags and bottles became containers for screws, while nails and fabrics were made into decorative ribbons for auto rickshaws.