People pay the government taxes
Taxes are used to pay companies/contractors to collect litter from the kerb and public bins
Therefore… people’s responsibility for their litter is handed to the government.
If there is litter in the street it is simply not our problem, right?
What if: people could claim small amounts of tax back for taking litter to the dump… or by putting it in public bins.
So, this doesnt work if the gain is too high that EVERYONE drives to the dump, but if the incentive is enough- say just to give pennies back per kilo of litter, then people will take responsibility for litter more seriously.
Imagine streets with no litter on, fuelled by the teenage desire to buy lots of stuff - to get money ‘for free’ they either pick up other peoples litter for profit, or take their litter to a designated ‘exchange’.
This exchange could even be a sort of auto-bin, where you load it with rubbish and it spits out some coins based on the weight or constitution of the rubbish…
Not sure how this might work as poeple might end up loading it with liquids or soil…