Letter: Keep it simple to be green

The more complicated it is to recycle, the less people are inclined to do it

I laughed when I saw the notice on our blue bin. Seems like the CRD, and Oak Bay, are “excited” that they now accept glass bottles and jars in a “separate container.”

What’s so exciting about that? The fact I now have to carry out five containers to the curb – blue blox, blue bin, green bin, grey bin, and now a glass box? Plus cardboard? I think “excited” must refer to the company doing this and the money they’ll save.

People want to recycle, but the more complicated it is and harder to do, the less likely they will recycle.

Come on CRD and Oak Bay, keep it simple to keep it green.

YB Douglas

Oak Bay

 

Just Posted

Art takes a personal tone during the 110th anniversary of the Victoria Sketch Club

The 47th annual art show is taking place until March 24

How a scrawny kid from Oak Bay bulked into one of rugby sevens’ best

Doing it for Dylan, Oak Bay’s Connor Braid at the top of his game

Used books on sale at Nellie McClung library branch in Saanich this weekend

Admission of $10 Sunday afternoon when all books are free

Almost 150 hectares purchased for parks in the CRD

Capital Regional District purchases two sites to increase park connectivity

After mosque attacks, New Zealand bans ‘military-style’ guns

The gunman killed 50 in a Christchurch mosque

POLL: When do you think the next major earthquake will hit Vancouver Island?

According to seismologists, Vancouver Island is overdue for a magnitude 7 earthquake.… Continue reading

Baby left alone in vehicle in Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Nowhere to grieve: How homeless people deal with loss during the opioid crisis

Abbotsford homeless advocate says grief has distinct challenges for those living on the streets

ICBC shifts to Alberta model, with higher rates, private insurers say

B.C. public insurance includes funding enforcement, driver licensing

B.C., feds accused of ‘environmental racism’ over Site C, Mount Polley

Amnesty International Canada says governments failed to recognize threats to Indigenous peoples

New Leger polls suggests federal Liberals lagging Conservatives

Overall, 31 per cent of respondents polled said they would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals

Most Read