Several times I find myself asking ‘why’. Here are a few examples.
1. Why do people buy bottled water?
- Cities and towns spend lots of tax money to build and run water treatment plants that make sure the water is safe and good.
- Buying a bottle of water means that bottle is used once then thrown away or recycled. It is also very expensive.
- There are many kinds of reusable water bottles that can be filled from the tap and used over and over again, reducing waste.
- If water quality is a problem outside of towns, using large refillable water containers like the ones used for water coolers is the best way to reduce waste.
2. Why do people dump garbage in the bush?
- The short straight forward answer is because they either lazy, too cheap or both.
- There is a lot of information about where and how to dispose of things responsibly. Check our website at www.flinflonrecycling.org. The info is on the Recycle and Landfill tabs. A call to the Recycling Centre can also provide information of how to dispose of things properly.
- There are no tipping fees for things that are recycled from the landfill. Loads with only tires, metal, used oil/antifreeze and their containers, or car batteries get in free.
3. Why are so many households still not recycling?
-Our survey in the spring included 80 from people who are not recycling. The main reason checked off for not recycling was ‘I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.’ Now is a good time to start. There are pictures recyclable items on our facebook page ‘Flin Flon Recycling’.