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    We've had that regulation in my city since 1986, and we do just fine with it. We also recycle paper, aluminum and some other metals, and some plastics.

    Here's how that works out: My building of eight apartments used to put out eight full cans of garbage, twice a week (16 cans). That's useless waste that takes up dwindling space in a landfill. Now we put out 3-5 cans of garbage in a week, 2 cans of plastic and metal, two cans of paper and cardboard, plus tied bundles of newspaper and flattened cardboard boxes. By my count, we've reduced our waste output by about 2/3. And no one complains, we just do it. Some of us also save our food scraps for a community compost project. If I didn't have to throw away dirty cat litter, soup bones and unrecyclable plastics, I'd have almost no garbage at all.

    You have to start somewhere.

    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."........ "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." (yeah, same guy.)

    by sidnora on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 01:17:10 PM PST

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