I've been reading that some places with large recylcing programs and garbage separation have bylaws to regulate how much recyclable waste can be included in regular garbage. SOme are as low as 5%. Apparently, if you put too many recyclables in the garbage you could get a fine. I also read about "Eco-towns" in the U.K. having everything monitored to ensure it is being eco-friendly.
All this monitoring and regulation makes me wonder if people would be more apt to particpate or will everyone just be compelled and scared into it without thinking. Frankly, I'm getting tired of recycling and separating recyclables. I hardly buy packaged stuff but I seem to have no shortage of recyclables to be put in the appropriate bin. I'd rather see more thought be put into the front-end of the production stream and less focus on waste recovery.