Why don't bars have recycling bins in them? | Brittney Cason After Dark

Monday, September 28, 2009

Why don't bars have recycling bins in them?

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 1:52 PM

... aside from some chewed up chewing gum, napkins and people's cards and numbers we don't want — trash cans at bars are typically only occupied by bottles and cans.

And what happens to those trash cans full of recyclable materials? ... they end up in the trash. Why? For starters, because it's more complicated than just transferring it into a recycling bin and putting it out on the curb to be picked up like we do at our residence. The bar staff is supposed to rifle through our spit, shit and broken glass in trash cans to separate the bottles... and generally at 3 a.m. following an all-day shift. Sucks for them - so why not make it easier on them and, in turn, the environment by putting recycling bins in bars? I don't know about you, but if I saw a big blue bin with a triangle of arrows on it - I would only put my bottles in it. As long as they make it obvious enough for drunk people to figure it out.

Besides, going green is the trend these days. ... and when I say green I am talking about recycling, not money.

What do you think ... should they put recycling bins in bars?

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