Who’s idea was it to put a PLASTIC screw top smack bang in the middle of a perfectly good paper container.
Surely on a waste / recycling level this can’t be good. Wouldn’t the recyclers have to somehow separate the plastic from the paper? Doesn’t this make the job harder and therefore more expensive?
If it was done to make it easier to open I encourage anyone to try and open the seal behind the screw top. I almost bled trying to do it! Are we that hopeless that we can’t open a simple milk carton?
I have always felt the flip top milk carton to be an ingenious invention. Why would anyone feel the need to try and improve on it.
By the way, the story behind the milk carton (or tetra pak as it is known) is a fascinating one. If you are interested see here.
McDonalds really ought to know better.
I have been saying for a long time that Mcdonalds is a place where we could really teach people (especially young people) all about waste, and more specifically, waste separation.
Above is the bin I found directly outside the front door of a large McDonalds store on the way out of Melbourne – one single bin – un labeled. The photo below shows what I found two feet away from the over flowing bin.
What a waste in more ways that one.
We could play a game at McDonalds. Put the right type of waste in the correct bin. It could be fun…so long as we know why we’re doing it.
C’mon Maca’s – lift your game!
wasteman to the rescue…
This is a photo of a bin. A big bin. 30m3 to be exact. It is sitting at one of Melbourn’s TRANSFER STATIONS (better known as a RESOURCE RECOVERY CENTRE ). It’s the drop off point before the tip.
Problem is, whilst i truly believe that these facilities are trying to do good, fact is there’s just TOO MUCH STUFF to handle.
They have bins for all sorts of ‘stuff’. Cardboard, batteries, metal, polystyrene. There’s even a place for the collection of old paint tins. The bin above is for “rubbish” ie the “stuff” we don’t know what to do with or just can’t be bothered dealing with (or don’t have the resources available) to ‘deal’ with it.
This bin is filled and replaced on average around 6 times per day. It costs around $1000 to dump the contents into the ground.
Do the maths…
this transfer station (the council, possibly your council) spends around $6000 per day, every day dumping ‘rubbish’ into landfill. That’s a lot of money. Think about this next time you see a rates notice.
Oh, and by the way, I hear there’s a price hike on the way.
I’ve spoken a lot about hard waste on the street. It’s getting out of control.
At least who ever was responsible for what you see above has made an effort to get the couch into a bin!! Bizarre!!