[Tagging] What does recycling:waste=yes/no mean?

marc marc marc_marc_irc at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 3 23:26:06 UTC 2019

Le 02.04.19 à 20:16, bkil a écrit :
> "General waste container (black bags) (don't use this if the waste is
> not recycled, use a tag like amenity=waste_disposal or
> amenity=waste_basket instead)"
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:recycling

I see 2 explanations:

- greenwhasing: the sentence "incineration with recovery of a tiny part 
of the grey energy in the form of heat" is greenwhased into "recycling", 
suggesting that it is a good action to burn a lot of waste.

- in some countries waste is landfilled or incinerated without any heat 
recovery, while in others the heat is used.
But I doubt very much that contributors will make the difference or are 
able to make the difference when choosing the primary tag

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