I’ve been on the ground in Spain for a bit over 24 hours and already something is evidently clear: their ground is clean.
There’s no trash anywhere.
Why that is I don’t know. It may be there are clearly not as many fast food joints, people walk more or there’s simply not a disposition to throw things away.
If Espana is like other European countries, the recycling rate is very high vs. the U.S. They are environmentally conscious, not just on trash but realization global warming is real, broad support for clean mass transportation, energy efficient small cars, etc. But quite literally, I haven’t spied enough litter to fill one bag. It’s amazing.
Sure, my judgment is based on one day. But in that day I’ve walked in Barcelona and Pamplona and so I’ve liked what I’ve seen. Or not seen.