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Re: [GreenYes] A Back-To-The -Land Bin, A Problem Bin, A Recyclables Bin
A number of people have kindly responded to my email on bins.......
I am sorry that I explained myself so badly - my interest was in considering
the impact of NAMING a three bin system a "back-to-the-land" bin, a
"recyclables" bin(s) and a "problem" bin.

If you have to regularly put things in your "problem" bin, ask the kids to
put the "problem" bin out for collection on "problem" bin days, the
consciousness of what constituted a consuming/disposing problem would be on
the agenda on a daily basis...

Sorting your garden organics, food and soiled paper for composting having
(knowing that you were participating in repairing the massive urban drain of
nutrients from the land) would be daily more rewarding when they are sorted
in your "back-to-the-land" bin.....

It was an email about language, I suppose, and a musing about the power of a
'name'.


Annie Kavanagh
Project Officer
Northern Sydney Waste Board

Ph: 02 9428 5673
Fax: 02 9428 5674
Email: kavanaghnswb@bigpond.com
Website: www.northwaste.nsw.gov.au

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Donnaway" <jdonnawa@dca.state.ga.us>
To: "'Annie Kavanagh'" <kavanaghnswb@bigpond.com.au>
Sent: Thursday, 2 August 2001 2:09 AM
Subject: RE: [GreenYes] A Back-To-The -Land Bin, A Problem Bin, A
Recyclables Bin


> Isn't that San Francisco's "Fantastic Three" program?
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Annie Kavanagh [SMTP:kavanaghnswb@bigpond.com.au]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 10:22 PM
> > To: RECYCLE - Post (E-mail); GreenYes
> > Subject: [GreenYes] A Back-To-The -Land Bin, A Problem Bin, A
> > Recyclables Bin
> >
> > Re Glen's . ..
> > (Quoted)" I have a "Misc Plastic" bin that I
> > > collect those items that are not recycled at the
> > > moment, like the dental floss container, hard plastic
> > > packaging and bottle tops...etc.  Collecting this
> > > stuff serves as constant reminder of the convenience
> > > habits that I still maintain and that, I am
> > > responsible for that which I "consume".(End quote).
> >
> > How about a three bin system for suburban situations - a recyclables
bin,
> > a "back-to-the land" bin, and a "problem bin"??
> >
> > Imagine the subtle change in awareness and behaviour with the constant
> > reinforcement of putting things in the problem bin.
> >
> >
> > (We are fortunate in Sydney, Australia, in having virtually universal
> > kerbside pick up of recyclables.
> > And a reasonable penetration of separate green or garden organics
> > collections. But we still throw heaps of our valuable organic material
> > into the garbage.)
> >
> > Annie Kavanagh
> > Project Officer
> > Northern Sydney Waste Board
> >
> > Ph: 02 9428 5673
> > Fax: 02 9428 5674
> > Email: kavanaghnswb@bigpond.com <mailto:kavanaghnswb@bigpond.com>
> > Website: www.northwaste.nsw.gov.au <http://www.northwaste.nsw.gov.au>
> >
> > ----------------------
> > ----------------------
> >
> > This message is intended for the addressee named and may contain
> > confidential information.  If you are not the intended recipient, please
> > delete it and notify the sender.  Views expressed in this message are
> > those of the individual sender, and are not necessarily the views of the
> > Northern Sydney Waste Board.
> >

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