Letters to the Editor

Recycling pro

October 4, 2011


To the editor: 

I am applauding Nick Benson for his efforts on behalf of the environment (Journal-World, Oct. 1). He is willing to get into trash bins to retrieve items people should be recycling. I do what I can, but I have yet to actually get into a trash bin.

I am the one who might be checking your trash at work for aluminum cans, plastic bottles and plastic grocery bags. Fortunately, I work at a place where most people recycle. I know my few “regulars,” whose trash I have to check daily. There are few of them where I work because the management has worked with us to set up recycling bins. Still, a few people don’t take the easy step to recycle. Why? The answer completely eludes me.


labmonkey 6 years, 7 months ago

I usually want to do the opposite of what someone who gets preachy with me wants. Have you considered that, Kathy?

parrothead8 6 years, 7 months ago

Asking someone why they don't do something is "getting preachy?"

NewbieGardener 6 years, 7 months ago

I agree, Kathy. Anyone who comments here and uses the author's name should have the courtesy to post their own real names. This anonymous posting leads people to say things they wouldn't say in a direct manner in the real world. It's pretty sad. -Steve Harris

Richard Heckler 6 years, 7 months ago

Pay as you Throw and Recycling could pay for themselves thus eliminating the need to bill taxpayers.

David Reynolds 6 years, 7 months ago

Kathy have you ever thought maybe not everyone values the same things you do? Not everyone believes in exactly the dame things. Thus everyone behaves differently. That is why legislating behavior has never worked, especially on a societal level.

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