“Islam-Friendly” Waste Bins Installed in Alkmaar

July 13 2013


The Dutch municipalities of Alkmaar has stationed “Islam-friendly” rubbish bins in two of its districts. The “food and bio-containers” are intended to collect bread and other food remains from residents. The municipality website states that “the reason that special food containers have been stationed is to do with the fact that throwing away food does not fit into the Islamic culture… The bread and other food that comes into the containers is not however destroyed, but processed in two stages into re-usable materials.”