Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Fuckwittery of the Day

From The Telegraph:-

The committee recommend every council should be made to collect food waste separately, meaning a slop bucket in most homes, to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill.

I'd like to think that my Victorian ancestors would want people strung up who suggested a slop bucket in the home when there was a perfectly good way of getting it the hell out of the house. We've got enough fucking bins for all the crap that has to be separated as it is.

That aside, there is no good reason for separating biodegradable waste. The clue is in the name. You stick it on a landfill site and it rapidly breaks down. Job done. The only reason this is done is because of the EU Landfill Directive. If they can channel some off and classify it as recycling (despite the fact it will probably just be left to rot anyway) then it helps get the 5 year tractor recycling target met.

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