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Town with nine bins for every home (to save the environment and EU Unions)
Telegraph UK ^ | February 17, 2011 | Louise Gray, Earth News

Posted on 02/17/2011 2:56:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

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.... meet recycling targets and avoid being hit by heavy European Union fines.

Coming to a town near you?

1 posted on 02/17/2011 2:56:50 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

what are those bins made out of?


2 posted on 02/17/2011 3:01:35 AM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
There was a Swedish study that found that forced recycling was counterproductive, even in environmental terms (forget economic) but should continue because it trained people to think about the environmental impact of their actions. In others, it made them get used to taking orders from the their environmental overlords.

The fundamental dishonesty of the environmental movement is appallingly brazen.

3 posted on 02/17/2011 3:04:24 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Parts of Japan have been doing something like this for a while. Makes sense to assign some of the responsibility to the consumer.


4 posted on 02/17/2011 3:04:45 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

In others, = In other words, < /yawn>


5 posted on 02/17/2011 3:07:38 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: stuartcr
Makes sense to assign some of the responsibility to the consumer.

Or to train them to take orders from their environmental overlords.

6 posted on 02/17/2011 3:10:00 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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Are you serious? Makes sense does it?
IT MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL!
Recycling in the home is a waste of time, effort and money. Besides forced recycling is contrary to everything we stand for. Go to the liberal Kos sites.


7 posted on 02/17/2011 3:14:45 AM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I think “train” is the operative word here. People get brainwashed pretty easy. - We recycle after a fashion in a countrified way. Newspapers go to the local auction house for people to wrap their purchases in; we garden and have composted for almost 25 years. Our dogs covet every bite of scrap and vegetable juice left over. Plastic bags go to the thrift shops for bagging things they sell. No way I’m gonna heat the water to wash out glass mayonnaise jars and tin cans.


8 posted on 02/17/2011 3:18:07 AM PST by Twinkie (Two wrongs don't make a right.)
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“Parts of Japan have been doing something like this for a while.”

Yeah, and not too long ago they were making Banzai! charges and crashing flimsy airplanes into big metal ships.

Somewhere, Tojo is still laughing at that.


9 posted on 02/17/2011 3:23:44 AM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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There is no saving the English this time.


10 posted on 02/17/2011 3:26:36 AM PST by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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When our town transfer station implemented state mandated “recycling” I joked to the town treasurer that we ought to get a rebate on our transfer station bumber stickers. She got really serious and told me she had to pay BFI $60,000 a year to haul the “recyclables”. Most of them went to a landfill in Michigan. That’s on top of the residents’ and town’s cost and hassle of handling the different bins.

I made a point of placing putrifying, unwashed catfood cans in the bins in July.

Who benefitted? Not the “environment”, we just moved from a local landfill to one a thousand miles away, which is clearly environmentally counterproductive. The beneficiary was BFI. For a lousy $60,000 a year they made the whole town jump through hoops. Of course they were aided and abetted by nitwits in the statehouse, including Bill Weld.

BTW, Ontario was doing the same thing, abluting themselves in an act of overarching moral preening, while shipping landfill to Michigan.


11 posted on 02/17/2011 3:30:37 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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The Germans started in a simple fashion...separate paper from regular garbage. Then they tagged on plastic as a separate deal. Then batteries, etc, etc. They aren’t up to nine but I would suspect they will be there by 2020. It is true...’train’ is the key phrase. To back up the training...you also need garbage police walking around, to examine your bins, and then you turn into a police-garbage state.


12 posted on 02/17/2011 3:31:34 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I guess it depends on how you look at it.


13 posted on 02/17/2011 3:32:27 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Doulos1

I guess we think differently.


14 posted on 02/17/2011 3:34:25 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I know most people have seen this, but go to 1:15 in...that was the first thing tat I thought of ...:)

Terry Tate, Office Linebacker Enforces Recycling

15 posted on 02/17/2011 3:39:29 AM PST by rlmorel (Now I have to change this tagline: "Weakness is provocative." Donald Rumsfeld)
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If people aren’t separating garbage for the purpose of it going into a plasma arc power station, then it’s useless.


16 posted on 02/17/2011 3:40:07 AM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: PLMerite

???


17 posted on 02/17/2011 3:40:17 AM PST by stuartcr (Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different)
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Course...those guys in the gun mounts probably weren’t laughing, though...


18 posted on 02/17/2011 3:41:13 AM PST by rlmorel (Now I have to change this tagline: "Weakness is provocative." Donald Rumsfeld)
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"...you also need garbage police walking around, to examine your bins, and then you turn into a police-garbage state..."

See my post at #15...:)

19 posted on 02/17/2011 3:42:59 AM PST by rlmorel (Now I have to change this tagline: "Weakness is provocative." Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: pepsionice

It is like the sodomy laws...whether you condemn or accept homosexuality, the bottom line is...do we want to have laws in place that would mandate an level of intrusiveness to enforce (if you aren’t going to enforce them, why have them on the books?)

You are correct. Of course, Garbage Police can have other types of things to keep an eye on as well.


20 posted on 02/17/2011 3:47:20 AM PST by rlmorel (Now I have to change this tagline: "Weakness is provocative." Donald Rumsfeld)
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