Clever Everyday Recycling

Many of the marshrutkas use a little plastic board to keep the change in, to quickly be able to give just the right amount:

Somewhat blurry picture of a flat, square plastic container between the front seats of a Marshrutka in Moscow.

If you look a little closer you see that it’s actually a board for holding cigarette lighters when selling them in the stores (and this has been the case every time I have checked so far).

While I assume the marshrutka owners/drivers had other things on their minds than conserving the Earth’s resources when they decided to use these plastic boards, it’s still a good little example of clever everyday recycling! I like it.

(And it seems to serve very well as a change container.)

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