recycling dilemma #2,068
About recycling. I separate out paper and plastics for the paper and plastics bin but the manager told me he thinks the regular trash guys just take that stuff too so I was all chagrined I was doing that if the paper and plastics bin was just faux recycling.
Pooks said well I was doing the right thing so no big deal.
That is not true though.
You have to wash out plastics to recycle them. You cannot just throw a gooey yogurt container in there. And I live in a desert. People forget Southern California is a desert but it is and all that water going down the drain? That is not springing from the ground water that is piped in shipped in water. And if I am washing out containers for a faux recycling program it is not just an issue of stuff I stick in that bin not being recycled. It is not even an issue just of me being annoyed I am wasting my time washing things out that hello are going to landfill.
It is an issue of all that water going down the drain.
Clearly i am not in enough consternation over all this Pooks posted that recycling post in January and while the recycling sitch weighs on me I am still just washing and rinsing plastic even though I know this is probably wasted water and effort I should call someone about this and find out what the real recycling sitch is — though you know they will lie to me and say sure they are recycling even if they are not. Hmm.