A lesson on recycling from Tucson
I always find it interesting to go somewhere else and see what is making top news. So while it may not be the first thing on everyone’s vacation to do list, I always grab a local newspaper.
In Tucson Arizona, the front page news is that national unemployment had dropped to its lowest level since 2009, and now sits at 8.6 per cent. One similarity though: it’s small businesses that are doing the hiring.
Another interesting story from the Arizona Daily Star is about recycling. Waste workers in Tucson did spot checks on resident blue bins and then graded the residents. Those who used the bins for recycling that is as they are supposed to be used and almost 30 per cent did got a rewards card with two for one specials at a number of restaurants. Those who used the blue bin as a second trash can almost 20 per cent of those checked got red tagged and the garbage was left behind. Three red tags and you’re out the blue bin will be taken away.
The remainder of residents did an okay job, the story says. But the biggest issue was plastic bags. Plastic bags, even if filled with recyclables, are tossed by the recycling facility contents and all because the bags gum up the works and there isn time to open each bag to extract what inside. The cit michael kors y says obviously more education is needed to get people to use the bins correctly.
I wish we’d do something like this in Vancouver. Living in an apartment building I am michael kors forever digging things out of the communal blue bins and tossing them either into another bin or in the garbage which is right there. The plastic bags full of recyclables I haven touched mainly because I didn know what to do with them.
Obviously more education is needed.
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