We are coming upon the day I have dreaded for weeks. The last day to recycle glass in my community. Actually in my STATE.
MOST RECENT ARTICLE
As an interesting aside, I had posted about this a few weeks ago and even commented on their blog. It seemed to me that no one in our community was even aware this was happening since there was no official press release and their notice was a blog entry and some small signs at drop off locations basically stating that as of the 28th glass would no longer be accepted.
In penning this today I went to link to the original article to find that they had deleted MY comments but left the only other comment from some bible banging nutcase who said this:
We live in Cheat and must rely on your collection centers for our recycling. We have been doing so for as long as you have been doing it. We consider recycling as part of God’s will for mankind to have dominion over our environment and planet. It is good and appropriate stewardship. Until now I have applauded your efforts, but now by not accepting glass you have become part of the problem. If you are at all serious about the morality of recycling, you must find a way to continue recycling glass.
LOL LOL LOL. I just find it funny they deleted a comment based in fact from another public servant asking them logical stuff and talking about budgetary excuses and leave this guy's crazy mark on their site.... I also hope that other people finally started asking the same questions as I was and that was what led to their need to spin the latest article posted. Because, I am sorry but as a "solid waste authority" not recycling glass is a little like running a school system and deciding you will no longer take 7th graders because they are too annoying. LOL. And putting more recycle drop offs "throughout the county" is not going to encourage more people to recycle. The damn things are everywhere now and redneck jackasses that live "throughout the county" don't use them. The people who do are educated, informed, true environmentally minded individuals. And THOSE individuals methodically and faithfully recycle glass. Glass turns to sand? Well hell yes it does eventually. But, really?
HOW STUFF WORKS
Again, it makes me sad as an environmentalist in general and it makes me even more uneasy and perplexed at my State and the state of our mindfulness as a whole. And it gives me little damn faith in the people running this show. In comparison, we do ALL kinds of stuff that cost us more money than we "make" in parks. We do other stuff that offsets it and THAT is public service folks. What about earth service?
Anyway - so that got a bit long for an aside. LOL. So no more glass soon. I am in prep mode at this point. Transfering all little stuff that is in glass over to other containers - things like the three pickles left in the jar, etc., getting ready to do the final glass run, prepping for the purchase of a kegerator. I'M NOT JOKING! Who in the hell in her right mind drinks beer from a can? Nasty. And also trying to figure out other ways to basically reduce glass coming IN so that there is very little glass going OUT into the landfill. AND, I suppose my craft speciality at this point is going to become "cool things to do with glass" because, well, it seems timely.
So, I will do a segment in that line of thought on IP Radio at some point. I had a glass reuse topic once in an early episode. Time to revisit and regroup. Ideas for reuse of glass? Please feel free to comment!