Make trea­sure from tip trash

Myrtleford Times - - Opinions/People -

IN ref­er­ence to Gra­ham Badrock’s let­ter (Au­gust 8), we have seen it ev­ery­where in the great re­cy­cling plan of to­day’s world.

Su­per­mar­kets call for plas­tic bags to be placed in a re­cy­cling bin at their premises only for them to be placed in their rub­bish bin weekly and, of course, coun­cils like to say they are re­cy­cling but would rather get rid of the prob­lem by send­ing it else­where.

If coun­cils were fair dinkum, ev­ery council tip would have a re­cy­cling shop to sell on to ratepay­ers any­thing that could or was needed to be sold for use or re-use and not sent to be burnt, de­stroyed or buried in the ground.

This in turn would raise money for the council’s cof­fers.

Just look how much money the lo­cal op­por­tu­nity shops make in a year.

We are, af­ter all, hu­mans who think one man’s waste is an­other man’s trea­sure.

But this ap­proach re­ally would lead to re­cy­cling.

John Hart, Bright

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