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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.

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2 Comments »

  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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