How well does it work? In britain, stuff would just be dumped any old where. I've even seen a used nappy dumped on the grass in Roundhay Park after a concert - too lazy even to take it to a bin.
Smashing 'toon!!Made me smile... lots.
PG: it works well. The Bot Gardens are a bastion of high minded Canberran civil service middle classness -- my kinda place. It's also well run at the moment.
The forêt de Rambouillet where we often go mushroom picking is bin- free for the same reason. You never see any rubbish there which is surprising in France. I think they should use the system more often.
Fraussie: you have to do it in conjunction with education (such as info panels in strategic locations), and I suspect it won't work everywhere. It depends on how people use places and how they arrive and depart.
They mainly have signs up at all the picnic spots explaining how long it takes for different types of waste to disintegrate. I think that's pretty effective! Also, Rambouillet is in the more select western suburbs of Paris which means you have a more environmentally-aware population.
Fraussie: it can work well in a place which has an educated and aware population, if the place is somewhere you visit in your car from your home ie the rubbish isn't too difficult to put in a bag in the car which you take home. People are not faced with carrying the rubbish around very much and they can plan what to bring and where they can dispose of it.
funny practice. travelling we saw a lot of "for your safety no garbage cans". maybe there needs to be a mass fall on banana peel stunt to reinstate them?