Oh come on people

Families are facing a nightmare future of recycling confusion.

In a regime set to spread across the country, residents are being forced to juggle an astonishing nine separate bins.

At some point it becomes more efficient simply to throw everything in one bag and sort it out down at the depot.

You know, this division and specialisation of labour thing?

7 thoughts on “Oh come on people”

  1. And we have about 80,000-odd prisoners, who do on average, if I recall correctly, about 25 hours work per month.

    This sounds like a job for joined-up government.

  2. We also have 2,500,000 “job seekers” who are getting paid a considerable amount of money for an extremely limited amount of effort. Turning the dole into a social wage in return for some social benefit would also be a good way to solve this problem.

  3. Or, and this is completly off the wall I know, we could shove it all into a big hole in the ground – one of the many holes in the ground we have lying about – and then fill it in with topsoil and landscape it. We could even invent a green name for it. Call it sequestration or something.

    What’s that you say? The EU say we can’t use any of our holes in the ground because it violates the European Landfill Directive?

    Well tell the f***ing EU to take a long jump off a short pier.

  4. Brian, follower of Deornoth

    Given the fines you get for doing it wrong, it’s cheaper to tip the whole f**king lot out into the street and let the council cancers sort it out.

  5. When Penn and Teller did a skit on this in their ‘Bullshit’ episode on segregating waste, they were making a point about how far people are willing to go along with this ludicrous level of fluorescent-green eco-freakery.

    Here’s the clip.

    The most horrifying aspect of the modern age is how rapidly the most florid satire is overtaken by actuality. The P+T programme is only a few years old. The second-most horrifying aspect is how supine we are in the face of these despicable authoritarian twats. If we had an ounce of backbone, admitting to being a local government bureaucrat should carry with it the same sort of hazard as being in the first wave of an infantry assault in the Battle of Passchendaele.

    In my house, everything goes in one bin. Twice a week I put a sack out by the kerb, and a gang of cheerful (if odoriferous) guys swings past and carts it off, to where I wot not. And I live in a country which is consistently ranked as one of the most eco-friendly on the planet.

  6. Given the fines you get for doing it wrong, it’s cheaper to tip the whole f**king lot out into the street and let the council cancers sort it out.

  7. When Penn and Teller did a skit on this in their ‘Bullshit’ episode on segregating waste, they were making a point about how far people are willing to go along with this ludicrous level of fluorescent-green eco-freakery.

    Here’s the clip.

    The most horrifying aspect of the modern age is how rapidly the most florid satire is overtaken by actuality. The P+T programme is only a few years old. The second-most horrifying aspect is how supine we are in the face of these despicable authoritarian twats. If we had an ounce of backbone, admitting to being a local government bureaucrat should carry with it the same sort of hazard as being in the first wave of an infantry assault in the Battle of Passchendaele.

    In my house, everything goes in one bin. Twice a week I put a sack out by the kerb, and a gang of cheerful (if odoriferous) guys swings past and carts it off, to where I wot not. And I live in a country which is consistently ranked as one of the most eco-friendly on the planet.

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