Can somebody (not necessarily Gary or Jon) please explain to me what on earth the food recycling bins are actually for? Is it just to address the problem of rotting food when the conventional waste bin is only emptied twice-monthly?
Because there surely can’t be a measurable benefit to the environment of “recycling” potato peelings and chicken bones – which surely just get sent to landfill anyway since they decompose.
And he colourfully expands on this on his blog:
Go on Gary. I fucking dare you to knock on my door and patronise me about how I’m killing the planet by not recycling potato peel.
My question, however, is this. How can I find out exactly what happens to all our recycling? And I mean exactly what happens. Not vague fluffy waffle from the council’s enthusiastic ecocrats but company names, addresses, telephone numbers etc.
Has the council got a leaflet or something? There’s nothing directly about this on their relentlessly upbeat ‘n’ chirpy website – “Why not have a look at our Recycle for Bristol film now!” Er, because it’s a load of patronising shite that’s been narrated by Baldrick doing an impression of Alan Whicker’s gormless younger brother?
Neither, oddly, is the fate of our recycling covered in the ‘Frequently asked questions‘ section of the recycling website. Does nobody ever ask?
So does anyone know where all the recycling goes?