I have seen it countless of times:
After they wash and wipe their hands, (some) people don’t want to touch anything and it comes down to this.
What I do, and I suppose most people do the same, is open the flap with the tissue and then let it drop through the opening, but the tissue isn’t heavy enough to fall right away, so the flap catches it. Sometimes I do manage to fully put the tissue into the garbage bin, but it requires some effort.
Once, I saw something that seemed like the best solution: leave the door open – not very nice looking, but at least there’s no need to do all kinds of fancy moves to be able to put a piece of paper into a garbage bin.
However, it seemed it was an accident that the door was left open as it did not close properly so, in the end, they had to tape it shut and it was back to square one.
We can put a man on the moon but we can’t do anything about this!?!
To design and build an airplane is much more complicated, so this issue should be easy to solve. Have a pedal that opens the garbage bin or something else, I am sure there must be simple and effective solutions.