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No glass makes no sense
Re. “Blue box shift may bring confusion “ (The Tri-City News, May 16).
The new recycling regulations that ban glass are a disaster in the making. It is unrealistic to require consumers to take their glass jars and beverage containers to a private facility some distance away.
The inefficiency of this scheme is more than clear: Recycling works only when it is easy and convenient for the consumer.
Think of the wasted gas, inconvenience and inefficiency of driving back and forth to another depot.
Think of the large condominium developments in which there is no recycling container for glass because there is no one to take it to the separate agency and there is no curbside recycler to collect it.
Large condominiums often have more than 200 suites. Many of these suites are small. Where will condo owners put all this glass? Onto their balconies? Into a separate box for which they have no room?
Logic dictates that glass is a major component of any recycling system. Logic also dictates that a heck of a lot of it is now going to end up in household garbage, from where it will go into a landfill.