there has to be a better way

While the intention of recycling is a good one, I can’t help but wonder how much recycled waste actually gets recycled. Not because recycling facilities don’t sort and process the items, rather most recycled debris in those curb-side green bins get carried off by the wind.

Today was an exceptionally windy day and was a good example of the poor concept of the green bin. Did whoever invent the rectangular, open-top bin ever think it might not stand up to the fierce winds, snowstorms and rain showers of our Canadian climate?

I suggest replacing the traditional green bin for a bin with a lid. This would eliminate so much trash getting strewn over neighborhoods. Pieces of wet newspapers hugging trees, water bottles in the gutter – all well-intended recycling items reduced to… litter.

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