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Organics Dumpster

Organics dumpster

I was just thinking about Vancouver again… check out this stylish dumpster!

Unfortunately every time I saw one of these it was locked shut and I couldn’t pick them open.

I guess if the compliance is good, this thing would either start cooking or get really anaerobic due to lack of air circulation.

Either way, what a unique dumpster!  I hope to see more compost collection systems in place sooner rather than later.

Vancouver compost toter- clear as mud or info overload?

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I was in Vancouver recently and I had a blast… what an awesome place.

So far it’s a tie between them and Cape Town for the best designs and convenience for the disposer.

Therefore, I’m going to start with the “ugliest” toter I found, which happens to be info overload.

However- info is good… or is it?

For some this is a huge deterrent and results in “oh screw it, just throw it all in”, while for others it will result in laser-focused compliant disposal.

I’m definitely in the latter group, and this lid label really lays it out for me.

The usual questions come to mind- how old is this label?  Is this the current message from the company?  Plenty of paper products have plastic liners in them, and plenty of tea bags are now plastic too!

Contamination will never be zero unfortunately, but the effort on here is extensive.

One other thing- why no cotton balls?