Good Job, California!
I gave up the battle with my spouse and family and what is for tossed in what, I just toss as much in the recycle as I can when I can.
posted on 08/25/2006 10:25:52 AM PDT
(Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
Myers said the recycling push has achieved one of the intended effects: No new landfills have opened in California in a decade.
So will this guy credit energy conservation for the fact that nobody's building power plants?
posted on 08/25/2006 10:26:46 AM PDT
by Squawk 8888
(Pluto's been marginalized! Call the ACLU!)
The other half they put in movies as stars...........
posted on 08/25/2006 10:29:01 AM PDT
by Red Badger
(Is Castro dead yet?........)
I don't recycle anything,except the cardboard and junk mail I burn in my garage barrel stove....I won't recycle anything else until the City removes the recycling charge from my utility bill.
No mention is made of the fact that landfill owners are always finding new ways to make the garbage decompose faster, thus landfills never uh ... fill up.
posted on 08/25/2006 10:51:30 AM PDT
(Our Constitution ... only for a moral and religious people... -- John Q. Adams, October 11, 1798)
Recycling will make sense when they start paying ME, for my garbage.
posted on 08/25/2006 10:52:24 AM PDT
(A minority of Republican RINO's are making a lot of Republicans look like fools.)
Newspapers are a huge environmental hazard. They consume millions of trees, which must be cut down using oil, gas, and diesel fuel. Then the trees have to be trucked and processed into paper, using more energy and polluting the air. Then the paper has to be trucked to the newspapers, who use still more energy printing millions of pages every day. Then the newspapers are delivered, using still more energy and polluting the air. Then the discarded papers have to be picked up by garbage or recycle trucks, using still more energy and polluting the air.
Congress should pass legislation limiting the size of newspapers to 10 pages a day. This would help save the world from global warming.
posted on 08/25/2006 10:57:57 AM PDT
I didn't see any thing about what it cost the good citizens to do this. Here in northeast Indiana it cost on the order of $10 per month for the privilege of giving our trash to a recycler who sends most of it to a landfill.........
I don't. It goes in whatever colored can has space. If they want to pick through my family's dirty diapers to find an aluminum soda can, they are welcome to. I don't have the time, or the inclination to wallow in my trash.
posted on 08/25/2006 11:25:34 AM PDT
(California bashers will be called out)
My wife and her family have made a small fortune in the recycling business. It was started in the 1920's by her grandfather (Tin cans and Rags) today they employ over 200 people and recycle Paper, plastic, metal, glass, construction waste, you name it. The place is a wonder, and all built on other people unwanted trash.
By recycling their trash, they are just referring to the politicians they keep moving from one office to another. Phil Angelides for instance. Villaragoisa. Burton. Etc. Etc.
The sad part is the california citizens have to pay extra to have their waste recycled because the state (and cities) PAY recycling centers to take the waste. The recycling centers then SELL the waste to wholesales or recycle it themselves and then SELL the recycled materials to manufacturers! Only in California can the state take an assets and turn it into a money losing exercise.
posted on 08/25/2006 11:50:22 AM PDT
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posted on 08/25/2006 11:51:20 AM PDT
Unlike when we were in Santa Clarita, where we were "told" to bundle or bag newspapers and then had three other recycle bins (glass, plastic and metal) - out here in the desert we just have the one can where it all gets tossed, and is sorted elsewhere.
I don't mind that, except for the fact that there's another collection truck that leaks it's hydraulics out front every week.
I must say, though, that the recycle can is two thirds or more full each week, where the regular trash container is well under a quarter.
posted on 08/25/2006 11:56:32 AM PDT
So, how much money did it cost for this accomplishment? They never tell you that.
Seems like in Dallas, many just use the roadside.
posted on 08/25/2006 12:15:47 PM PDT
by Doctor Stochastic
(Vegetabilisch = chaotisch ist der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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