Monday, November 24, 2008

Refuse

Undeterred by losing transactions with taxpayers marking the losses, City Hall will likely soon pass increasing debits from its recycling account to Londoners as retail prices for recyclables plummet by as much as three-quarters since the beginning of the year. In support of the ordinary civic practise of providing equal value for more money, Jay Stanford, Director of Environmental Programs & Solid Waste, emphasized that no blue box materials "end up in a landfill" … an odd disclaimer to make unless there were some reason to suspect otherwise, such as if it became more profitable for the recycling contractor to dispose of the lowest-priced materials than to sort and sell. In the event that the demand for feeling good about garbage exceeds the demand for the garbage itself, Londoners might well be receiving even less value for more money.

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