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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Recycling

Ok this has been a HUGE annoyance of mine for the last few years.

In England, we have our recycling collected (plastics, glass and paper). Each type is sorted into little tubs (where I come from its blue for plastics, green for paper and black for glass). they very big, only the size an A3 piece of paper and about a foot deep, so not surprisingly, after a heavy weekend reading all the rubbish that is pushed through my mailbox, or drinking plenty of booze, sometimes the boxes tend to overflow. Take the paper tub for example, any normal person with a brain cell would think, "Oh, I know, I will use a cardboard box to put the rest of my recycling in. I can use A) a cereal box B) a box laying around the house or C) next time I'm at the supermarket, I will take home one of the FREE packing boxes they have under the counters"

But this, it seems, is not the case. Because I'm constantly seeing people who think it is ok to put their excess paper in a plastic bag! A plastic bag?! Are these people really that stupid?

Seriously annoys me.

And these people are allowed to vote and breed.

20 comments:

  1. Some people are stupid haha I hate them too!

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  2. Haha, I mean, my problem in the U.S. isn't really the same, but people in my neighborhood put all the recycling they have in one bin and then put all the excess in a trash bag, that's fine. The issue is, they leave it next to their actual trashcan and it gets thrown away in regular trash so they lose the recycling.

    Nice rant though. haha.

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  3. I honestly can't remember the last time I recycled..

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  4. its common in my country. ppl throw papers in drains and plastic bags

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  5. The garbage people that come to my neighborhood will actually send you a service bill if they have to sort through the recycling bins to find out which is paper/plastic/glass
    So I don't really see people putting paper in plastic bags around here much. I think its for that reason.

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  6. In the city I live in the people who come to collect just dump all the recycled goods in with the rest of the garbage. It's not even worth doing anymore.

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  7. Here in America, we have this one giant tub and you just stick everything recyclable in it and hope for the best.

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  8. That does sound annoying but that made me a laugh a little. Don't they know plastic bags kill turtles?

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  9. Haha, some people are just idiots.

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  10. some people can be really dumb. anyway, i'll be following so keep up the good blogging :)

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  11. I have long ago stopped being surprised by the world's collective ability to not think.

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  12. Hey at least in your country there's regulations, there are some other countries where people throw everything in the garbage without knowing or caring

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  13. i suppose daying FUCK YOU, would be totally unprofessional

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  14. Well, when it comes to recycling for me it comes from a strange direction. I am a larper but here in Bulgaria we can't afford to buy equipment most of the time so we make it all ourselves. Thus we use any material available. I made myself a quite nice kite shield from a thrown away piece of a wardrobe I found one day, used second hand clothes cut up for leather straps and whatnot, plus I train in plate armor making at a local workshop where I use the leftover bits to make gear, chopping up the ones that are too small to be used and turning them into scale mail, spaulders etc.

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  15. haha lol, dunno, I dont really recycle

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  16. that's just common stupidity, can't do anything about it.

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