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Recycling Update

Harry Hayes, Director of Houston Solid Waste, joins us by phone to talk about progress with the new single stream pilot program.  Director Hayes says it's a clear success, already in 10,000 households, with plans to reach an additional 50,000 of Houston's 375,000 households.  But between the lines, it sounds like the program is struggling to find funding.  Why is recycling expected to earn its keep?  No other municipal program is.

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Posted on Jul 22 by Registered CommenterLEO GOLD | Comments1 Comment

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I was cleaning out old files & came across this quote.

"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."

When I lived in Germany 27 years ago, they had recycling bins in my neighborhood and pretty efficiently and consistently encouraged recycling and energy conservation.

Our excesses, our littering and our institutional and political unwillingness to encourage moderation, legislate conservation or enforce what protective laws we have leads me to believe that our culture has conveyed that we are "rich" if we waste a lot.

Let's keep talking about this issue. Thanks!
Oct 16 | Unregistered CommenterT Allen

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