Stealth "Recycling" and the New Little Green Bin

So, is "Sam Adams" trying to grow the rat population of Portland exponentially? And should I add that raccoons and other wildlife will also have a field day around these composters?

Posted by Don Rodrigo at August 28, 2014 7:22 AM

As others have said, Green is the old Red Guard.

Posted by grace at August 29, 2014 5:38 PM

They truck the food scraps many miles East to be piled and turned into a fetid pile of questionable crap. The fuel alone for trucking it defeats any "green" intent they had. But now it seems that the location they choose to "ferment" this crap is getting full and stinky. The "fix"? To truck it another 150 miles at who knows what cost to a place with fewer and less descerning residents to be piled up in a green meadow in a forest. There it will no doubt sit and continue to ferment until long after Sam Adams has been placed in the ground. Eventually down the road there will be a taxpayer funded study that proves this pile of waste polluted the ground water and was amongst the stupidist decisions ever made by a politician dirtbag.

Posted by GoneWithTheWind at August 29, 2014 6:25 PM

It is a religion, for those who reject conventional religions. One can sit down with a Recyclian, and show them conclusively and mathematically that household recycling of anything besides aluminum is wasteful, expensive and damages the environment. You can get them to agree to all of your points, separately.

And then they will go right back to believing that they're saving Gaia by putting that macaroni box in the bin. You can see it happen; watch the face and see all of the evidence slide away, to be replaced by happy smugness.

Posted by Gordon at August 30, 2014 4:52 AM

They celebrate the throwing away of food, of which little folk are gargantuan. Meat products are not compost worthy.

We compost fruit and vegetable cut-offs, throw meat scraps down in the woods for the creatures, burn all paper products, crush glass and metals for the recycle plant twice a year, and try to not purchase plastics.

True recycling must start at the source rather than at the end of the cycle.

Posted by ghostsniper at August 30, 2014 6:55 AM

So, the US spent an astonishing amount of (other peoples) sweat and treasure for a dump, in the desert, for nuclear waste....
I'm thinking the last great disposal repository effort wasted was the "Secret" bunker off the Greenbriar Hotel.
Sound the alarm, and the "important" folks would fight amongst themselves to pack the place.
Close the doors, bury it with 500' of "compost", and plant a victory garden.
It was "self contained" so Schrodinger's Cat theory should alleviate any "moral" objection.

Posted by CaptDMO at August 30, 2014 7:28 AM

Hmm, I wonder how many pressure cookers would fit in one a those things.

Posted by chasmatic at August 30, 2014 8:07 AM

You just know that no one is disposing of those stupid mercury lightbulbs correctly. I don't believe it for a minute. Is this not madness, to cause such an obvious disposal problem?

Posted by pbird at August 30, 2014 8:25 AM