That must be a big part of the issue. When I was in elementary school the little kids did most of the classroom cleaning, emptying waste baskets, washing chalk boards, sweeping, etcetera.
Japan? We don’t wear our street shoes onto the floors in my house or in the condo.
I always return my shopping cart to a designated area at stores and regularly return shopping carts others have ignorantly abandoned.
I’ve spent a lot of time on golf courses. Players I know would never make a mess there and all are taught to repair tiny imperfections in putting greens often caused by balls landing on them. Golf teaches many useful life skills.
So, I guess, because of my upbringing and habits, I’d never think of trashing anything.