Not a single person had a go at answering the question posed in previous post. Either no one knows or no one reads wasteman’s blog. Let’s hope it’s the former.
So why is there only one single bin outside a major Melbourne sports venue? Why when inside are all the bins the same? how are we supposed to do the right thing and separate our waste at the ‘throw away’ point?
The answer as I have mentioned in the previous post is, in theory, very cool.
This venue, and many other public venues subscribe to a system known as CLOSED LOOP.
In theory, all the ‘stuff’ we buy inside these venues comes in packaging that is recyclable. but here’s the clincher…
The people who manufacture the packaging, are the same people who recycle it!!!
These dudes want the packaging back again. So if the only ‘stuff’ you can get at the venue is recyclable there becomes no need to have to SEPARATE anything…and hence…only ONE single bin is needed at every ‘bin station’.
I say ‘in theory’ as there are a couple of wrinkles that I say need ironing out.
1. How do you deal with the food and cigarette buts?
2. I did see evidence of non recyclable packaging inside the venue. Yep, sorry folks. But unless the fairy floss maker can come up with a better way to package the floss, I’m afraid he may just have to go!
3. The logo on the front of the bins needs work.
Get my drift?
ps Here’s a link to the closed loop website. Tell them wasteman sent you!
pss Apparently closed loop is a ‘visy’ thing? I’ll have to investigate this further. I reckon it ought to be a ‘natural’ thing.