Wednesday, February 24, 2010

a small rant

When it comes to conservation, recycling, composting, etc, there are different levels of laziness that i see at my agency. One that I cannot stand is throwing things into the wrong bin—like throwing a used compostable plate with a knapkin and leftover foods bits into an office trash can. Move your ass to the kitchen and put it in the compost bin!

Even worse is the reason for this rant- throwing a recyclable container into the recycle bin, with food in it, ie a full serving of sushi. Hey slappass—take off the lid, dump the sushi in the compost bin to your right, and then throw the lid and container into the recycle bin. So easy a child could do it.

It just amazes me how much this agency does to make it easy for everyone to do small things in the name of sustainability and most people cannot even take a second to think and participate!

4 comments:

Margaret said...

This made me laugh. I think you've been living out in SF too long ; )

But seriously, I was just ranting this week about why all our dairy tubs are 5's when we only have curbside recylcing for 1's and 2's. I mean, couldn't they make a yogurt container out of a 1 or 2 plastic?

natandra said...

Definatly a child can do it! My students throw their trash in the appropiate waste bin, and some of them are 5! So lazy....

Carrie S. said...

I'm lazy with recycling, in general, but if it was that easy, I would do it! You shouldn't spend a day back in TX, then, you would be appalled at all of the things we throw away in our office. :-/

Daryl said...

"the sustainability NARC" - I like the theme. How about a few "hidden camera" pics?!