I went to the city’s Bunker Road recycling depot on Jan. 3 to drop off some of the unwanted packaging and wrapping from Christmas presents.
I was met with bins that were overflowing.
A city worker was there and I made some lighthearted comment about having lots of material for pizza boxes.
He walked over to me, looked me straight in the eye and said, “You won’t believe it, but we emptied all of these only five hours ago.”
We have been trained to separate our recycling from the garbage, and that is a good thing, as is the focus on green energy.
But I wonder if these efforts fail to confront an even bigger problem — unrestrained consumption.
If everyone in the world behaved like we do, there would be no world left.