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I have found my people!

September 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Garbage, Recycling, Recycling School, Trash Disposal

I can’t help it — I’m obsessed with garbage, and with how the world is filling up with it. But I’m not alone!  Finally I’ve been admitted to the Master Recycling Program, an educational opportunity coveted by so many Portlanders that there’s a waiting list for it. Yay!

Yay, but boo.

Yay because it thrills me that I live in a city where people clamor to be admitted to Recycling School. Boo because I’ve been realizing recently that this isn’t representative of what’s going on in most of the United States.

On recent trips outside Oregon I’ve noticed that the rest of the country isn’t necessarily on the same garbage truck. This recycling fervor isn’t sweeping the citizenry elsewhere like it is here.

A lot of ecologically minded people move to Portland to “fight the good fight” with us. Well, that’s understandable — who doesn’t want to be on a winning team? And of course, if people must move here, that’s the kind of people we want.

But how about you stay where you are and work on it there? There’s a huge need for garbage-heads to infiltrate the rest of the country with these ideas. Just read this blog, and apply it locally. Also, I hope that out-of-state readers will report in through the comment feature and update me on how it’s going where you are.

Keep checking in. I’m about to become a minefield of information.

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