Skip to comments.Town with nine bins for every home (to save the environment and EU Unions)
Posted on 02/17/2011 2:56:45 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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You’re so kind.
Makes sense to assign some of the responsibility to the consumer.My responsibility as a consumer, as I see it, is to pay the asking price for the article I want to buy (assuming I agree that the price is worth it to me) and to pay for it with money I earned honestly with my own work.
And then to not litter with the resulting trash.
Anti-litter laws make sense. I must throw my trash and garbage away properly and not dump it in the street or on other people's property or in public parks or other public land.
But "recycling" is BS. It is one of the sacraments of the Religion of Environmentalism.
Responsibility for what. Whatever you can dream up. Total BS
Garbage is garbage
I am not going to the Trak auto today to buy some motor oil and then go to the bay and pour it into the blowhole of some endangere3ed dolphin. However, recycling is feel-good BS that costs more in time, money, energy than it is worth.
Garbage is garbageThat is the best summation of this issue because it applies not only to the garbage that goes in our landfills but to the "thinking" that goes on inside the "minds" of our "environmentalists".
Interesting point, bringing up motor oil. I mean there is a place for sensible laws that deal with the proper disposal of certain types of substances, such as paint, motor oil and other “problem” substances. But in general, GARBAGE IS GARBAGE and should go in the garbage can to be picked up by the garbage truck on garbage day.
Wait. I take back the word “law”. I mean “sensible rules” in place by those who pick up the garbage relating to problem substances like oil and paint.
Excellent explanation. Good nite.
You need the rest to clear your mind.
Quite true, it’s been a long day. Thankfully I don’t have to deal with reading any kind of an explanation from you.
Why aren’t you sleeping?
When I was born, the doctor came to my house to deliver me.
My older brother has in his possession, two receipts totaling $25, that the same doctor charged for delivering him, my parents couldn’t afford that much all at one time.
I’m 65, brother is 73.
On the flip side of that coin, I have two brothers who died in infancy before I was born. It wasn’t that uncommon in those days.
No...I think he/she needs the Vikings Kitties called on them. It is obvious they are in the wrong place.
We sort our stuff too - we have about 6 different bins going but its all VOLUNTARY and saves us money because we get charged by the bag for garbage disposal.
The recyclables are not charged for where we live but the real garbage is.
We sort it into 1) burnables (like tissues, paper towels, non recyclable boxboard etc - we use them to start the woodstove), 2) deposit bottles, 3) recyclables - plastic, glass, cans 4) paper recyclables like newspaper and junk mail 5) compost - veg waste and egg shells and 6) true garbage.
It’s no big deal for us because we’ve got a system down that isn’t real onerous, but it confuses the holy heck out of visitors. We now just say “leave it on the table, we’ll throw it out for you” LOL.
We’re down to about 2 bags of genuine garbage a month, saves us a bunch of money.
They’ve already installed trash bin microchip sensors on 2.6 million British households...
Penn and Teller did a show about this. It was hilarious.
I can imagine!
More likely for the masseuse.
They’ve trained us like seals.
No one wants to make the first move
and get the “look” from the programed
But just let someone make a good,
common sense comment or do something
that confronts these socialist and the
light bulbs start to go on; people are
shaken out of their stupor.
I thought that too, just as I hit the “post” button.
Great Penn and Teller take on recycling feel good BS.
Note: Language (nothing you haven't already heard though).
I bet he gets a great report card. Too bad he is so stupid.
STOUGHTON About 100 Stoughton High School students walked out of class Monday morning to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to limit the collective bargaining of public employees, including teachers.
The students walked across the street to the parking lot of Stoughton United Methodist Church, where they signed a petition and listened to protest leaders give speeches.
“Let’s show Gov. Walker that we care about learning, and the teachers are worth every cent that we pay to them,” said Theron Luhn, a junior who helped organize the protest......
I get the impression that the Japanese are a very conformist culture. Using them as an example doesn’t always carry much weight.
I separate re-cyclables because it saves me money....let me explain.
I live alone in a semi-rural area. The county requires me to either sign up for trash pick-up or have an account at the transfer station. The pick-up will take ALL household waste, however it costs $30/mo. plus whatever the “fuel surcharge” happens to be at the time. I generate about 8-9 trashbags of waste/mo. including cardboard, newspapers, magazines, #1 and #2 plastic and cans. If I take it to the Xfer station myself, they charge me $1/trashbag. By separating out the recyclables mentioned above at home and putting them in the bins at the Xfer station, I reduce my load to 4 bags/mo. which I store in two covered garbage cans until they’re full. At that time I go to the station which is less than 6 miles from my house and takes me less than 2 miles out of my way when I go food shopping.
No social or environmental concerns at all.....only money.
Years ago (40 years) a city in the US started intensive recycling requiring people to separate colored glass from clear, plastic from paper, garbage in a separate container.
Everyone felt good about recycling. Then someone decided to see what the city was doing with the separated goods and followed the pick up trucks.
The city trucks took the separated trash to....the local land fill and dumped it all there, and covered it up.
But everyone FELT SO GOOD!
Hardly the same. Nobody’s garbage ever lost its brakes and slammed into an innocent bystander.
We live out in the sticks; have to take our own garbage off to the “recycling center” (I call it garbage dump). So far, they aren’t pushing the separation of stuff. They may get snotty about it, but it would be sort of hard to actually enforce; too many people are in there all at the same time. A few years ago, a guy working at the dump told my husband that they were just dumping it ALL in the same hole; that they were just getting people accustomed to separating it. That may have changed by now. I try to call it “recycling center” in front of the guys who work there for courtesy’s sake.
I’ve seen the short spots but never the long version of that. Truly laugh out loud funny!
I hadn’t seen it in a long time, but this thread made me go back and find it.
Someone told me the guy is a major league kool-aid drinking liberal, but...it is still pretty funny. Actually, that would fit perfectly with the recycling enforcement.