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Great Britain: Woman in court on recycle charges (Put wrong waste in wrong bin; case sets precedent)
The BBC ^ | May 22, 2006

Posted on 05/22/2006 9:05:34 AM PDT by Stoat

Woman in court on recycle charges

 

 

Donna Challice
Donna Challice denies six charges
A 30-year-old mother of three has appeared before magistrates in Devon accused of failing to recycle household waste properly.

Donna Challice, of Wonford, Exeter, is being prosecuted for contaminating recyclable rubbish under the Environmental Protection Act.

She denies six charges brought by Exeter City Council in what is thought to be the first case of its kind.

The case was adjourned by Cullompton magistrates for two weeks.

She was was released on bail and will next appear at the same court on 5 June for a pre-trial review.

The offences of putting food waste into recycling bins are alleged to have taken place on 2 and 16 November 2005, 30 and 14 December 2005, and 8 and 22 February 2006.

She faces a possible fine of £1,000 and court costs if found guilty.

Under the Environmental Protection Act, local authorities have the power to specify how people separate their waste, which bin it should be placed in and which day it will be collected.
 

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Please see the video for additional details not included in the article...apparently this is the first case of it's kind to be brought in Great Britain and other city governments are watching the matter closely, as the outcome will set a precedent and may cause other similar prosecutions to move forward.

 

1 posted on 05/22/2006 9:05:37 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

What a "waste" of time..........


2 posted on 05/22/2006 9:07:18 AM PDT by Red Badger (Liberals ignore criminal behavior, reward sloth and revere incompetence...........)
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To: Stoat

My city has a $300 fine for putting the wrong thing in recycling. You are also supposed to wash everything going in the bin and you aren't permitted to put it in a plastic bag before you put it in the bin, even though the plastic bag is recyclable. They haven't fined me yet. I refuse to wash that which is refuse.


3 posted on 05/22/2006 9:08:13 AM PDT by Glenn (Annoy a BushBot...Think for yourself.)
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To: Stoat

She should plead "inanity!"


4 posted on 05/22/2006 9:08:25 AM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: Stoat
What was she thinking? She could have destroyed the environment!

This is very serious.

;-)

5 posted on 05/22/2006 9:08:42 AM PDT by SIDENET (Gonna shake it, gonna break it, let's forget it better still)
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To: Stoat

What's the use of having laws...if they are not enforced?


6 posted on 05/22/2006 9:11:10 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: Stoat

I think the death penalty is warranted if she is found guilty. It's for the environment, after all.

/sarc


7 posted on 05/22/2006 9:13:18 AM PDT by Disambiguator (Unfettered gun ownership is the highest expression of civil rights.)
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To: Stoat

Stone her! Islam demands it.


8 posted on 05/22/2006 9:13:35 AM PDT by senorjosef
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To: Stoat
It typically takes each household one hour a week to follow these regulations on sorting the trash.

See also todays article EURO TRASH

It is on the economic costs of the British recycling program and demonstrates that recycling schemes are, almost without exception, a gross waste of time, money and effort.

9 posted on 05/22/2006 9:13:54 AM PDT by ZGuy
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To: SIDENET
"This is very serious. ;-) "

you mean "series".

10 posted on 05/22/2006 9:15:33 AM PDT by camle (Keep your mind open and somebody will fill if full of something for you.)
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To: Glenn
I refuse to wash that which is refuse.

I do too. I once pointed out to our mayor that I was not going to be washing garbage while we were on lawn watering restrictions. He denied knowing that the garbage company required such.

I suggested that they hire the homeless to sort and wash garbage rather than expecting the hard working citizens of the city to provide this service. The mandates are on the garbage company not on the citizen here, I believe.

11 posted on 05/22/2006 9:16:08 AM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Glenn

Multiply your home by a thousand , and think of how many gallons of water are used washing garbage.

Crazy.


12 posted on 05/22/2006 9:16:43 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: Glenn

"My city has a $300 fine for putting the wrong thing in recycling."

A city I lived it, did to. A neighbor complained my beer cans stunk, and I got a nasty note.

My solution --- throw the beer cans in the regular trash and stopped all recycling.


13 posted on 05/22/2006 9:17:46 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: Stoat

I think sorting recycled materials into the correct bins is much more effective when you have people like "Terry Tate, Office Linebacker" supervising...:)


14 posted on 05/22/2006 9:17:48 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: sgtbono2002
and think of how many gallons of water are used washing garbage

We are charged by the city for each gallon we use in "sewer" fees.

15 posted on 05/22/2006 9:18:33 AM PDT by Glenn (Annoy a BushBot...Think for yourself.)
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To: Glenn

Oh, hell. I don't even like to wash stuff I do plan to re-use! That's why we have a very powerful dishwasher.

No way would you find me washing something I'm about to chuck.


16 posted on 05/22/2006 9:19:21 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: stuartcr

What's the use of having laws...if they are not enforced?
____
Your logic is impeccable, proving, again, that reason and truth are only occasional partners.


17 posted on 05/22/2006 9:21:21 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
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To: rlmorel

I just seen that clip of Terry Tate about a week ago. We were in some team based work system training and used it as an example. Funny stuff!


18 posted on 05/22/2006 9:23:09 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: Amos the Prophet

I've heard it used many times here on FR...


19 posted on 05/22/2006 9:24:04 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: rlmorel; All
I think sorting recycled materials into the correct bins is much more effective when you have people like "Terry Tate, Office Linebacker" supervising...:)

ROTFLMAO!!!

Office Linebacker video clip

20 posted on 05/22/2006 9:24:13 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Hehe, thanks for posting the link...I should have done that for those who haven't seen it...:)


21 posted on 05/22/2006 9:26:12 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: Stoat
What a waste (no pun intended). I throw everything into the garbage. Consumer recycling is a huge waste of time and resources. That's why all those "green" products in stores are so expensive. If it were profitable, we wouldn't need government coercion to force people into it.
23 posted on 05/22/2006 9:29:58 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (Everyone should have a subject they are ignorant about. I choose professional corporate sports.)
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To: Stoat
She was was released on bail

What! They released this criminal back into society? What is the world coming too! /sarc

24 posted on 05/22/2006 9:32:26 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Lincoln: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.")
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To: Glenn

What's the point of washing? The stuff gets cleaned anyway during the recycling, and in any event, why would you want to spend money on helping the recycling company to make profit without sharing it with you?


25 posted on 05/22/2006 9:33:25 AM PDT by aliquis
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To: ZGuy
It is on the economic costs of the British recycling program and demonstrates that recycling schemes are, almost without exception, a gross waste of time, money and effort.

if any of these politicos were serious about the issue, they'd go after the producers of all the unnecessary packaging - that would cut the waste problem in half all by itself

but they count on having enough waste to fill the removal contractors 'needs'.

Like most things that politicians have a hand on - the reality is the opposite of the stated

26 posted on 05/22/2006 9:37:20 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Lincoln: "...but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.")
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To: Glenn

If it is the law, it should be enforced. Recycling is more important in Europe, where there is little land for landfills. I lived in Germany for four years and recycled. Separate containers for green glass, brown glass, white glass, paper/cardboard, plastic, metal cans and then trash.


27 posted on 05/22/2006 9:39:52 AM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: rlmorel
Hehe, thanks for posting the link...I should have done that for those who haven't seen it...:)

You're quite welcome, and Cheers to you  :-)

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(Please don't recycle that glass....it's a Waterford  :-))

 

28 posted on 05/22/2006 9:42:16 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat
"She was was released on bail and will next appear at the same court on 5 June for a pre-trial review."

She's lucky she wasn't shot multiple times in the head. We have to keep these upity citizens under control!

29 posted on 05/22/2006 9:48:19 AM PDT by patriot_wes (Law of Unintended Consequences; Infant Baptism = an unbelieving, unsaved church.)
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To: 4butnomorethan30characters
What is a "TPS" report? It was in the movie Office Space as well.

I did a web search with the keyword string "definition TPS report" and this is one of the hits that I got:

TPS report - encyclopedia article about TPS report.

Popular use

"TPS Report" became a term to describe any mindless paperwork after its use in the comedy film Office Space, which followed three software engineers who were fed up with their jobs. The main character is reminded several times by several different people that he had forgotten to put the new cover sheet on his TPS Report, which is now standard practice according to a recent memo. The explanation that "We're putting new cover sheets on all of our TPS reports now before they go out" is usually followed by "Did you get the memo?"

TPS Reports were referenced in the TV show Lost and in a "" commercial. They were also shown as "TPS forms" on a calendar in the episode "Fur and Loathing," while depicting the date of "," a fictional furry fandom convention. TPS reports are also seen in the PC game Counter-Strike:Source on the map cs_office as a small easter egg, in the PC game Far Cry, where two guards can be overheard discussing the memo regarding TPS report covers, and in another PC game, F.E.A.R., on desks and noticeboards (along with other references to the film Office Space); two guards can be heard discussing TPS reports in the Matrix game; and an item in Anarchy Online called a "T.P.S." includes a description indicating that "the report that would explain the uses of the item was rejected due to an incorrect and outdated cover sheet." As well as City of Heroes where Automaton Office Workers are constantly rambling about their TPS reports.

 

A TPS report is a document used in software engineering, in particular by a Software Quality Assurance group or individual, that describes the testing procedures and the testing process.

The official definition and creation is provided by the IEEE as follows:

 
IEEE 829 - Test Procedure Specification
The Test Procedures are developed from both the Test Design and the Test Case Specification. The document describes how the tester will physically run the test, the physical set-up required, and the procedure steps that need to be followed. The standard defines ten procedure steps that may be applied when running a test.


Also stands for Test Program Set. This is the term used by the U.S. military and its industrial contractors for hardware and software automatic testing systems.

External links

 

30 posted on 05/22/2006 9:48:28 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

31 posted on 05/22/2006 9:48:42 AM PDT by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: stuartcr
What's the use of having laws...if they are not enforced?

The Code of Federal Regulations now spans tens of thousands of pages, not to mention the tens of thousands of pages of state and local regulations.

When you have that many laws, most of them long since obsolete, the purpose of more laws can only be selective enforcement.

The only people they will be enforced against is the people they can be reasonably sure cannot afford to defend themselves.

32 posted on 05/22/2006 9:53:41 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: Stoat

Nanny State politics .
maybe they'll start fining for using to much TP to wipe your butt.


33 posted on 05/22/2006 10:01:23 AM PDT by Rakkasan1 (Illegal immigrants are just undocumented friends you haven't met yet!)
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To: rlmorel

 

hehehe!!!   And the same has been done with yours as well   :-)

 

34 posted on 05/22/2006 10:01:52 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: aliquis

I only rinse icky stuff out to avoid ants in my garage.


35 posted on 05/22/2006 10:05:44 AM PDT by standingfirm
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To: SIDENET; All

MANBEARPIG is attracted to mixed trash!

110% of scientists agree with this!

I'm cerial!

EXCELSIOR!


(/algore mode off)


36 posted on 05/22/2006 10:08:19 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Rakkasan1
Nanny State politics .
maybe they'll start fining for using to much TP to wipe your butt.

When that happens I think that it will be high time for an armed insurrection.....unleash the Viking Kitties!

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37 posted on 05/22/2006 10:10:11 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

"
Oh, my old man's a dustman,
He wears a dustman's hat,
He wears cor-blimey trousers
And he lives in a council flat.
He looks a proper nana
In his great big hobnail boots,
He's got such a job to pull them up
That he calls 'em daisy roots. "

Lonnie Donegan: "My Old Man's A Dustman".


38 posted on 05/22/2006 10:24:27 AM PDT by garyhope
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hasn't it always been like that?


39 posted on 05/22/2006 10:25:39 AM PDT by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to.....otherwise, things would be different.)
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To: stuartcr
What's the use of having laws...if they are not enforced?

If it was a simple screwup or two, making a case out of something like this would be silly. I suspect there is more to this story. If she is contaminating the recycleables with food waste, that means someone else down the line is having to deal with the problem...and everyone else is having to pay the added cost.

On the other hand, they should just put all of their garbage and recycling into one bin and ship it off to some third world country for processing. :)
40 posted on 05/22/2006 10:35:01 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
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To: ZGuy
It is on the economic costs of the British recycling program and demonstrates that recycling schemes are, almost without exception, a gross waste of time, money and effort.

The Brits must have a similar crew managing recycling operations as we do here in the USA  :-)

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41 posted on 05/22/2006 10:43:22 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Gosh, I didn't know that they had garbage police in GB. What a scary place to live. LOL. Amen.


42 posted on 05/22/2006 10:56:04 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: SIDENET
Do you think she may be contributing to global warming?
She may be marked for retribution by the enviro wacko's. Amen.
43 posted on 05/22/2006 10:57:55 AM PDT by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: camle

It's not only series, it's hughly series.


44 posted on 05/22/2006 11:00:03 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

"ALL YOU GARBAGE ARE BELONG TO US!"


45 posted on 05/22/2006 11:03:45 AM PDT by camle (Keep your mind open and somebody will fill if full of something for you.)
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To: gakrak
Gosh, I didn't know that they had garbage police in GB. What a scary place to live.

According to other posts in this thread, this sort of thing is also happening here in the USA.  Please see posts #3 and #13.

46 posted on 05/22/2006 11:04:32 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: camle
"ALL YOU GARBAGE ARE BELONG TO US!"

Cats!  It's You!

They sent us up the bomb!

The Sun Online - News Banger and chips

Banger and chips

By PETE BELL
Sun Online


 
A CHIP factory was evacuated after a hand grenade was found in a batch of potatoes.

The McCain processing plant in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, was cleared when the Second World War device was discovered in a mud separating machine.

Bomb disposal experts from the Army Logistics Corps removed the device and carried out a controlled explosion in a nearby sports field.

The potatoes involved were imported from Belgium and Northern France, where some of the fiercest fighting of the two world wars took place.

McCain spokesman Will Hill today insisted there was nothing to be concerned about.

"Occasionally during the use of imported potatoes from Belgium and northern France, debris from the First and Second World War is found," he said.

"Our standard procedure was enacted and on advice from the police and the bomb squad, a 100-metre exclusion zone was set up to ensure the safety of our employees.

"This resulted in the evacuation of our factories until the bomb squad removed the item. There was no danger to the public on either day."


47 posted on 05/22/2006 11:09:35 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Spanaway Lori
"Oh maaaaan. When you're not too active on FR, nobody talks to you anymore. Somebody send me a ping on something, will ya?"

((((PING))))

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48 posted on 05/22/2006 11:51:53 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Stoat

Why you little varmit, you! =)


49 posted on 05/22/2006 11:47:12 PM PDT by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: Stoat

I live just outside the Seattle city limits, which means I have narrowly avoided having to abide by their insane recycling laws and associated penalties for infractions. Recycling is a fraud.


50 posted on 05/23/2006 12:10:23 AM PDT by Junior_G
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