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What is the difference? In Czechia the paper based beverage cartoons are often collected. What tag should be used for these?

asked 01 Jan '19, 00:29

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edited 01 Jan '19, 00:30

Checking the history of the amenity=recycling wiki page, the recycling:<material> tags date from the early days of OpenStreetMap (the page was started in 2006). I suspect that for a time people were trying to map recycling and come up with suitable tags where there weren't any suitable on the wiki page.

recycling:paper_packaging was added on 5th January 2009 with the comment "(paper pacaging is a seperate recycling category in Iceland. Adding because I'm using it in the Reykjavík area)"

recycling:beverage_cartons was added on 11th June 2009 with the comment "Materials: beverage cartons" and a description of "Paper Based Beverage Cartons"

recycling:cartons was added on 18th January 2010 with the comment "Materials: UK recycling categories compleated"

The modern version of that last link is probably and what they list under Cartons is the Tetra Pak style cartons which the wiki now gives as an example next to beverage_cartons.

So my personal interpretation is that if it is just paper based packaging, use the paper packaging tag, but if it is the tetra-pak based waxed paper stuff then use beverage cartons. Use cartons if you aren't sure, maybe.

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answered 02 Jan '19, 09:39

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