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October 18, 2009

Cans and Bottles – Cash in the Trash

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 1:11 pm

Last night on my route I found something odd. One of my routes has a new age mother earth store that sells natural products and food. I rarely shop there as I feel they’re too expensive and other Mom and Pop stores are far better.

In their trash there were 2 huge bags of aluminum cans and plastic bottles – all of which can be redeemed at a local recycling center for cash. Since they were going to be thrown away I took them home. I rinsed all the cans and bottles out while listening to my podcasts on my MP3 player. It’s about $10 worth of cans and bottles – money I can sure use.

Surely some employee at this store could have put those cans and bottles in a container, kept a collection going and eventually redeem them in a local recyling center. I also see this at the big local club stores. They’ll have a demo of something and throw the cans and bottles in the trash. Ridiculous.

A few months ago I asked the demonstrator what they were doing with those plastic bottles. She said we’ll just throw them away. That was enough for me. I said let me have them and I’ll take them to a local recycling center. $13 worth of plastic bottles, money I used for food.

These stores have NO business espousing a green environment when they’re throwing away cash in the trash.

I would rather work 5 weird jobs than to have one job where I’m sitting in a desk with soul sucking work. I’ve did that for many years. The back stabbing, the politics and the bullying is bad for you and AGES you.



  1. Start taking pics of that stuff. I’m sure you can find a new-media outlet that would be interested in exposing the eco-hypocrisy of moonbat shopping havens. Heh heh.

    Comment by Henry — October 18, 2009 @ 8:03 pm

  2. It’s such hypocrisy of these stores. I should take a picture, what a hoot that would be?

    You know those printer cartridges they claim to recycle? They don’t. They throw them in the trash.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — October 19, 2009 @ 2:30 am

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