I’m skipping the introductory remarks to this post and cutting right to the action: Why is it that, regardless of how smart the people who populate a building might be, regardless of how many instruction signs they read, groups of individuals cannot fill recycling bins correctly? Why is it that when a bin says, “Glass Only,” you will find it filled with paper and plastic coke bottles within a 24 hour period, even if there are plastic and paper bins nearby? Even if there is a trash can right next to the recycling bin?
When there is no trash car nearby, I understand it—I don’t do it, but I understand it. When the labels are missing, I get it. Outside of that, what gives? Is it possible that there are people who for part of a bizarre “anti-recycling” movement? Has “recycling” somehow become so articulated with the left that one shows one’s right wing credentials by disrupting the recycling bin hegemony? Would someone please explain before I have a complete meltdown?