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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A further 20 councils provide seven bins for food waste, different recycling streams and other rubbish.

At first, I interpreted "rubbish" to mean its more common definition of "nonsense." Then I realized they were using it to mean "trash." It makes a lot of sense the way I first (mis)read it.

In Newcastle-under-Lyme Council, north Staffordshire, residents are asked to dump food waste in a silver slop bucket for food waste, which is then emptied into a larger, green outdoor bin every week.

I can see some major health issues here. Throughout history, epidemics have been initiated and maintained by poor sanitation conditions that allow pathogens and disease carrying pests to fluorish. It's nice to see that England has forgotten its disease-ridden past and is going back to the old ways (/sarc).

30 posted on 02/17/2011 4:16:01 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
At first, I interpreted "rubbish" to mean its more common definition of "nonsense."

That's the way I read it too. I still read it that way. No other interpretation makes any sense.

37 posted on 02/17/2011 4:24:41 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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