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Recycling Disobedience

By poptop 11 April 2013 48

Recycling disobedience
Really not a lot to say about this, other than I find evidence of the constant battle between the not-very-passive aggressive people and the purely lazy people to be a source of mild amusement.

I am firmly in the latter camp and so too idle to research whether the presence of evil plastic bags precludes the recycling of the goodies within. Logic dictates that a sorting process must be required and so the plastic bags could be removed at that point.

Should placing plastic bags into a mixed recycling receptacle be a capital offence?

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Mordd 12:05 am 13 Apr 13

I agree with the Recyling once a week and rubbish fortnightly comments, im currently living in a share house of five people, and we have to stomp down our recyling bin multiple times a fortnight to get it all to fit, whereas the rubbish is normally only 1/3rd to 1/2 full when we put it out for the weekly collection. A reversal of the collection timings is definitely warranted imho.

MonarchRepublic 10:44 pm 12 Apr 13

Change is hard for some. 20 years is too short a time to acclimatise.

And just do some things to be part of a functioning society. Give and take. Govt will ALWAYS have a focus on this (well, until people start listening in bulk). Accept it. Taint a load, more work for workers removing your load, more $ for them, from us. Less % towards clean target, more money spent reaching target through initiatives and advertising.

Aeek 8:54 pm 12 Apr 13

The State differences don’t help. Here. we don’t have to wash everything. Adelaide, home of water shortages, all recyclables have to be washed.

Here_and_Now 8:16 pm 12 Apr 13

I wouldn’t be surprised if many people treat the instruction the same way they treat road signs: ‘I recognise there may be some kind of writing there, but it surely doesn’t apply to me.’

Here_and_Now 8:14 pm 12 Apr 13

Masquara said :

eek – Self-Righteousness Central! I wonder how many of these purse-mouthed recyclers walk to work, demur from owning large cars, inhabit small houses, don’t buy imported food, don’t buy imported furniture, and don’t fly overseas for their holidays?

You wonder a lot of things about these people. Are you data-mining?

Here_and_Now 8:13 pm 12 Apr 13

clj said :

Reprobate said :

Looks like Pitchka will be the first against the wall once the recyclelution comes…

Wait, it’s here now: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/recycling-waste/recycle-ution

My favourite part of the Recycle-ution is Dan’s commitment, which is as follows:

“I’m going to recycle pizza boxes now I know that I can! That’s 104 less pizza boxes going to landfill this year, just from my family!” – Dan, aged 43

Oh, Dan. If there were grammar lessons in a restaurant that didn’t serve pizza, you could turn your life around.

(That said, I can’t really judge, knowing nothing about Dan, the size of his family or what they have on their pizza. Still doesn’t look like a lot of variety.)

Pork Hunt 7:53 pm 12 Apr 13

Masquara said :

puggy said :

Here’s hoping you get busted for it.

Won’t ever happen – too many instances of people putting rubbish in each other’s bins. It has happened to my bins twice (that I know of)

Did your neighbour put his penis pump packaging in your bin?

clj 6:41 pm 12 Apr 13

Reprobate said :

Looks like Pitchka will be the first against the wall once the recyclelution comes…

Wait, it’s here now: http://www.tams.act.gov.au/recycling-waste/recycle-ution

My favourite part of the Recycle-ution is Dan’s commitment, which is as follows:

“I’m going to recycle pizza boxes now I know that I can! That’s 104 less pizza boxes going to landfill this year, just from my family!” – Dan, aged 43

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