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To: An.American.Expatriate

The only time I’ve heard of people washing packaging material for recycling was in satire (making fun of the over-the-topness of the whole concept). In the real world, not so much. (Though it’s probably true that a few nutty individuals would do that.)


14 posted on 06/11/2012 7:51:30 AM PDT by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Moltke
The only time I’ve heard of people washing packaging material for recycling was in satire (making fun of the over-the-topness of the whole concept).

Like Phil Hartman's "Anal-Retentive Chef" on SNL.

17 posted on 06/11/2012 7:54:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Moltke
The only time I’ve heard of people washing packaging material for recycling was in satire (making fun of the over-the-topness of the whole concept). In the real world, not so much. (Though it’s probably true that a few nutty individuals would do that.)

Oh ita quite true - in fact it is even required and you can be fined if caught disposing of unwashed trash in the yellow bags / containers.

19 posted on 06/11/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: Moltke

Actually, my town (run by typical green lefties) pushes recycling (althouogh you aren’t fined for not complying...yet). To recycle plastics & glass, they have to be clean. They’ll take the containers plants come in, & I spent part of my Sunday washing the dirt off the containers after I got my deck plants in.

And if you recycle paper/cardboard, it can’t have food residue on it. And I’ve been told that if any contaminents are found, they have to toss the load. It made me laugh, as my insanely leftie, green sister doesn’t bother to rinse out her tin cans.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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“The only time I’ve heard of people washing packaging material for recycling was in satire”

I actually know quite a few people who wash them. I think they mainly do it because the recycle bin gets disgusting over time.

I am, however, a total slob. I just cleaned my fridge out Sunday and put 1/2 full jars of all kinds of things in the recycle bin.


26 posted on 06/11/2012 8:51:08 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Moltke
The only time I’ve heard of people washing packaging material for recycling was in satire (making fun of the over-the-topness of the whole concept). In the real world, not so much. (Though it’s probably true that a few nutty individuals would do that.)

We're required to wash glass, plastic & metal containers; and remove the labels, before recycling them.

35 posted on 06/11/2012 7:33:06 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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