Friday, January 30, 2009

Can't recycle plastic bags in Somerville

I'm sorry, but if you thought you COULD recycle plastic bags until reading this article, you are an idiot. Why else would there be an eco-friendly-bag revolution? Anyway I'm glad they are cracking down on this-- Somerville really makes so easy for residents already.

Some residents used them anyway to store extra bottles and cans. Employees simply shook the contents out of the bags, which can tangle up the machines.

"When the stuff was making money, they were willing to look the other way," said David Lutes, director of the city's Office of Sustainability and Environment. 
Now it's simply not worth the trouble.