Today I had my first disappointment in Copenhagen. I’ve been collecting my paper, cans, plastic and glass to take to the recycling bins. Sadly near our house, I could only find a location for paper and glass bottles. When I opened the paper bin, it was filled with regular rubbish.

My Danish colleagues inform me that this is certainly not the case throughout the city (or country) and that sometimes it does differ from neighborhood to neighborhood. It broke my heart a little bit because if they can’t get recycling right in Copenhagen, then honestly what chance does the rest of humanity stand?