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Chipped bins weigh Belgium waste

In Flanders waste lorries are able to weigh each bin. A microchip then identifies the owner and charges them for the amount of waste they throw away.

Residents must keep enough money in their account to pay for removal otherwise the bin will not be emptied.

Mother of two Agnus Meeus lives in the village of Bonheiden and thinks the scheme works well.

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