Sunday, August 19, 2012

Big City. Big Ideas.

I was in Toronto this weekend for a good friend’s bachelorette party and I must say, if Toronto can be a city of change, why can’t Niagara?
You can’t go a block without seeing a recycling bin. Great right? I would say.. Good but it could be better. The one major problem with having all of those recycling bins is getting people to use them and use them properly.
How many times have you walked by a public recycling bin and seen garbage. Tell the truth, I bet you have been one of those culprits. I see it all the time, the garbage bin next to those recycling centres is full, so why not throw it in the recycling right? Wrong!
Do you know what happens when you are the one person that throws garbage into the recycling centre? The answer depends where you live. In Toronto, they have large machines and city workers to rifle through it. BUT, it costs the city a lot of money to ensure all of that sorting is done. However, if you live in a smaller city or even a large city that has not put that investment in, then it all goes right into the garbage.
All those times you say, “One person cannot make a difference,” in this case they absolutely can. So think twice before you throw that extra food or other garbage into to the recyclables. Because on behalf of myself and all of those other people that actually put an effort into ensuring they are reducing their environmental footprint, don’t ruin it for the rest of us.

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