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Rubbish (trash) collection (UK)

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The UK government is further stressing the average person by imposing complex privacy infringing recycling laws – before waiting for retailers and supermarkets to offer consumers a practical alternative. This is all about surveillance, over taxation and fining the middle class – and nothing to do with the environment! Our government is panicking to the detriment of its citizens.

  1. As per speeding restrictions, allowing local councils to impose their own laws will confuse those of us who travel and visit a different location, perhaps to see a friend or relative or go on business. If you make a mistake, you will be further burdened with a fine – damaging your already stressed finances.
  2. Using weight as a way to deter waste is pointless! A banana skin probably weighs more than a plastic bottle! And as a banana is healthier than ‘wrapped’ processed food, people should be encouraged to eat more fresh produce, not less!
  3. Why refuse to collect simply because a bin is incorrectly positioned? What is the justification for this?
  4. The process of separating waste and remembering what day which box or bin goes out is time wasting and complicated – in particular for immigrants who do not understand. Why not just collect everything at once and separate it all at a remote plant? A great use of council tax will be to employ people to sort the waste. People like and pay for convenience. If recycling is seamlessly integrated into daily life, rather than looked upon as a chore, then people will incorporate it into their lifestyle – as they have adopted the microwave oven.
  5. Have the government considered multiple occupancy residenses – where 3 or 4 times as much trash is produced yet the same number of receipticals are provided?
  6. The multiple collection containers themselves (blue for plastic bottles, green for glass etc) are made from environmentally harmful plastics, crack and break up after a few months of abuse, are an eyesore and if left uncovered, stink after two weeks. Not to mention the space they occupy.

So what are we going to do about it all then?
Suggested alternatives coming soon in Chill (right column) and possibly at LIFEMACHINE.COM.

Progress update: Exhibit A (20th August 2008)


Written by Oflife

July 18, 2008 at 11:15 pm

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