Program is a slide backwards

Re: Clint Field's letter in the July 11 paper.

I am glad that recycling is working for you.  I am only voicing my concern for the people that it is not working for, including me.

I agree with what you said about other countries that just "throw it all away" and I agree with reduce, reuse and recycle! It is why I am concerned with where recycling is heading in this province.  Recycling in B.C. is not 'new'.

This blue box system was supposed to be an improvement on a recycling program that has been happening in B.C. since 1996. The bags worked great.

But, as usual this isn't about the people of BC, it is about business and money.  See http://www.news1130.com/2014/04/22/big-changes-coming-to-blue-box-recycling-program/.

I am afraid people are not as passionate about recycling as you are and the blue bag system was much easier and convenient for them.  This box 'improvement', well, it encourages the majority to just not do the right thing.

It is a slide backwards and people need to stop turning a blind eye to this white washed, nod your head and say OK,  pat on the head, kind of government propaganda.

Michelle Howe




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