Dutch markets in everything

The Netherlands is rolling out some 6,000 smart garbage cans that can only be used when residents scan an RFID-enabled ID card.  Besides monitoring just how much trash someone disposes of, the cans will also measure and charge the user based on how much refuse they tossed.

Here is more.  Can they join the Pigou Club?  Not so clear.  Still, oddly enough, I don’t think this will do much to encourage littering or illegal garbage disposal.  It may encourage the purchase of less packaging and waste.

For the pointer I thank @ModeledBehavior.


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