Re: Where the plastic goes
Originally Posted by Longdogs
Also, Councils need to get their arses into gear and stop pretending to recycle. I mean why is it that my Council will recycle shredded paper but ONLY if it is left in a plastic carrier bag, same with any small electrical items?
My Council insists on shredded paper being mixed with the garden and household food waste. Also anything that is put out, other than in the appropriate bin, has to be in a clear plastic bag so that the 'refuse operatives' can see what's inside. That's another plastic bag, if not recycleable another piece of plastic possibly going to landfill.
Better still why don't ALL Councils recycle and collect ALL waste to the same standard throughout the country as a whole? Why isn't the system of coloured bins for different waste the same throughout the country?
Why are Councils charging so much to get rid of, for instance, a domestic fridge or an old mattress? They do this and then wonder why that same fridge and mattress gets dumped in a country lane! Someone else sees this so adds to the dumping, then the Council has to spend more money clearing away what would have been taken to the local tip had it been free! We already pay through our Council Tax for all this so why cannot Councils see the problems caused by charging for what we already pay for?
Also, I get sick of seeing on packaging the message "Not recyclable". Why is anyone allowed to produce packaging that is not recyclable? There should be an absolute total ban on any packaging that cannot be recycled, end of story.
Some Councils say they don't get enough packaging of one particular kind to make it worthwhile recycling. That being the case then government should organise getting all that same packaging to one place so that collectively it is worth recycling.
It is possible to solve almost all the problem with waste and recycling, if only the problem could be grasped and sorted out by our useless government! That's what they are paid by us to do – organise and run the country!
End of rant, until next time!