|"not my problem anymore"|
|nicely lined up even after 4 weeks|
But now I have met a dedicated [in both senses of the word] environmental officer with some ideas re bins and their collections. Chris explained the different approaches to refuse collections that he and his department were experimenting with.
And now this is exciting.
I get really depressed when I hear the familiar clink of glass on inside of bin. There's a student house not a million miles, and after you've been kept awake by the imbibing bit, get irritated by the weeing in the streets, then you find the glass empties are destined for landfill.
Well irritation is one thing. But how to educate the already over-educated? Round our table at Woodsley the ideas ran from information to prosecution. Someone suggested parking fines for bins left on the pavements [love that one]; another suggestion was making examples of a few. The maximum fine for not putting bins back off the street is £75. I'm up for that one too.
What's really important here is not a few do-gooding locals and their war on people who don't recycle, but really the future of the planet. If you don't go to the bottle bank half a mile down the road to do your bit, then whatever else don't you do?