Monday, October 3, 2011

Redemption Open

Maine recycles its bottles and cans. I think it's a good thing. This is a redemption center that I sometimes take my empties to on Brighton Avenue. I can't remember the last time I threw a 'nickel' away. I just think it's a good thing to do for the planet. All my paper and assorted garbage is thrown away in proper receptacles, even if I have to go out of my way. At the end of the day, I often have paper in my pocket that I have forgotten to throw away. This is not something I learned from my parents; it's something I've done because it's the right thing to do. Some towns, cities and countries do a better job at it, and we need to follow their lead. We each need to do our part in taking care of this big, blue marble.

21 comments:

  1. Impressionnant cette pile de sac devant le OPPEN

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  2. Everything is so neatly bagged.
    Good on ya for doing your part.

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  3. We have a machine in every grocery store for this.

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  4. we take a certain pride in the tiny amount of 'trash' we put curbside each week. so much of what we use (and we try to keep that to a minimum, too) is either recycled or composted. good on you, birdman.

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  5. I guess I'm going to have to bring my bottles to Maine. There is no place within 300 miles of where I live that recycles bottles! I think that may be a good excuse to visit your fair state!

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  6. Living far out in the country as I do, we have to transport our items to a recycling center. It is the right thing to do for the planet.

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  7. This is great. We do the same here.

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  8. We recycle pet bottles, cans, and newspapers here, too. It's the least we can do :-)

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  9. I'm with you, birdman. Our area recycles just about everything, fortunately.

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  10. Reduce, reuse, Recycle--a terrific way to do our small part on this beautiful planet. I'd like even less garbage for our landfills and you're right...we all need to participate. Thanks for the public service photo!!

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  11. All of the above, we're pretty big on recycling here in Perth too. Good on you Birdman, sounds like you take it very seriously!

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  12. Hi There, We have a recycle place near us also (I call it the 'dump'--ha)... BUT--we take all of our recycled stuff there every Saturday... That's just part of our routine...
    Betsy

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  13. I agree. Fortunately, our Stone Creek community provides for recycling and picks up all of our recyclables at the curb once a week.

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  14. We try to recycle everything so much so that we just put out trash about every three weeks. We have compost bins and paper, styrofoam, plastic, bottle bins.

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  15. We're lucky that we have weekly curbside recycling. Three bins: compost/organic (i.e. food scraps), recyclables (glass, plastic, paper), garbage that probably ends up in the landfill. We also have on call pick up for large stuff like appliances and furniture. Metal recycling is big business here and lots of people earn money scavenging any metal they can find. Would we all be so conscientious if we had to do it under our own steam like you? Not likely.

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  16. We have a deposit on most cans and bottles, so that gets most people to bring them back. Nice story today.

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  17. Birdman -- nice post on reminding folks to recycle. I know our planet is in trouble and we need to heed your words -- barbara

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  18. Our country is the most wasteful and the last to come to the recycle table I think. We can't drink water from the tap, we have to have it in a plastic bottle. Do the math. I need to do better myself. I wish my city offered more options.

    I promise to do better TODAY , BIrd! ;)
    V

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  19. Connecticut has had mandatory five cent deposits on beer and soda bottles and cans forever, and extended it to water and noncarbonated drink cans and bottles last year. In my town of West Hartford, we have "single stream recycling" for an impressively broad array of materials. We put them in blue barrels, without separating stuff, and on alternate weeks the town picks them up. The sorting gets done at the recycling plant, not by residents. I regret that it is the affluent towns like WH that are in the lead on stuff like this . . . we ALL need to get going.

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  20. If you recycle your stuff, then you could influence more people to follow your example by being more vocal about it. A way to let other people know about your recycling activities is to snap a picture of yourself while at work. Here's the application for doing just that. http://youtu.be/qxQn-00Rr7s

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