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UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by tucsonmike on 27 February 2007 4:49am
 
This was in Sundays Arizona Daily Star about enraged Britons pulling chips that track garbage off their cans. I just could not believe it. I can provide the link.
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by Lounge Trekker on 27 February 2007 5:08am
 
It makes one wonder. I use a hand-held GPS and know the co-ordinates of my position to within 10 or less metres.

I use Google Earth to cruise the globe. I can tell the body style of your car if I have the co-ordinates of your driveway or parking spot.

If I can do this from my desk...what can CIA look at? And why would CIA or MI5 want to know where the garbage is?
And if you're worried about that...what did you throw away?

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by kazzzz on 27 February 2007 10:04am
 
*opens bin*

Bah it's fulla creme egg wrappers ;)
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by Spursfan on 27 February 2007 11:08am
 
It's a bit "1984" isn't it?

I keep checking mine - our council hasn't put them on yet.

It is all to do with recycling - I think if you put any of the stuff that can be recycled in the bin for landfill, you get put in the electric chair or something.

I do recycle, BUT I object to someone telling me I MUST recycle.

So, if and when I get the Big Bro thing on my bin, it will be taken out.

Anne the Surbuban Warrior
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by johnnythemonkey on 27 February 2007 11:19am
 
I believe the Local Authorities that have employed these tactics actually plan to charge you by weight.When your "wheely bin" is loaded onto the truck,monitoring equipment weighs it and the chip identifies the owner.
1984 stuff from the Green Nazis.
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by Spursfan on 27 February 2007 5:18pm
 
Oh yeah, that's it - but it is still all to do with recycling, i.e. your landfill bin should be almost empty as the rest is recycled.

(Mine isn't!!)
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by Lounge Trekker on 27 February 2007 5:34pm
 
Don't shoot, Anne! Recycling is important for all of us to do, no doubt about it. I object to being told I must do anything, but it's too easy to toss anything in the garbage, maybe people need to be forced to comply.

Now I'm a different animal than a family guy, but my garbage is so small it's absurd. In winter, our collection is bi-weekly. If I miss it a few times - a month or more...I still don't have a full bag!

I compost all vegetable waste, most meat waste is cooked until soft enough for Bruno, I use the paper as fire starter, I recycle everything. I bring my own bags to the supermarket and avoid buying stuff packaged in plastic.

When I see how much garbage the average home 'produces' I lose my optimistic outlook for a long, happy future for humans on earth.

Lounge Trekker
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by johnnythemonkey on 28 February 2007 2:27am
 
Me?I don't give a toss about the "planet".The arseholes that make a living out of doing so confirm to me I am right.Green? Yes ,makes me want to puke.
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by Spursfan on 28 February 2007 11:03am
 
Here in Staffordshire we have a green wheely bin for 'landfill' rubbish (garbage, Pete); a brown wheely bin for garden waste, such as mowings and a recycling box. (I know some counties are slightly different - our friends in Yorks have about 6 wheelie bins of varying colours for different things!).

The green bin is collected weekly, and although there are just the two of us (plus Tosun, the cats Ebru and Feyza, Basil the parrot, aviary and fish) it is full to the brim. (They will not collect if the lid is not down - because of the machinery of the lorry).

The garden waste is collected every other week, as is the recycling.

I recycle all mags and paper; plasic bottles, and also when throwing away documents, letters etc I shred them and recycle that.

However, I'm afraid that I think life is too short to wash out tins, or whatever.

BUT what I most object to is having the recycling gestapo dictate to me what I must do!

Yes I agree it is necessary for the planet but I can make my own mind up thank you and I will do my bit as and how I want to.

Anne
 
Re: UK Listening Chips on Garbage Cans? by kazzzz on 28 February 2007 11:46am
 
Well I'm all for doing my bit, I recycle as much as I can. If everyone had the attitude that they don't make a difference our situation would be worse. I'm happy that I can do my bit for the "planet".
 
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