do you segregate your garbage?

@kayedanda (1850)
Philippines
October 24, 2008 8:32pm CST
since i found out that my hubby forgot to bring out the garbage again yesterday (friday is the only day when the garbage collector comes), and i am pissed that he forgot to do it again, i might a well start a discussion out of it. i am guilty of not bothering to separate the biodegradable from the non-biodegradable trash. i have never been one to go into the trouble of thinking (bio or non-bio?) before dumping into the garbage can. but i sincerely hope that i am the only one. i know what i do is bad, and you are all welcome to admonish me for it. so, about my question, do you or do you not segregate your garbage?
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4 responses
• India
25 Oct 08
There is no point admonishing you for it if you are still not going to do it. It is a waste of effort. Yes if yo are willign to make a change from today, I agree I willthink I have succeeded in bringing one person to the correct path. It is our earth we have to ensure that it is not polluted beyond limits that it becomes life threatening. small measures at indiviudal leve go a long way in ensuring that pollution is minimised. better start segregating bio degradable and non-degradable from today. This is the least you can do for humnity.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
well you had me feeling very guilty all of a sudden. okay. from now on i'll start doing it at home. you just have to trust me that i would
• India
25 Oct 08
Thats the spirit!! All is not lost as yet. The world still has a bright future ahead.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
it shouldn't be. my daughter is only five months old now, and she has yet to see the beauty of the world. so yeah. that makes me doubly encouraged to segregate
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
Hey there! We segregate biodegradable and non-biodegradable. We have a separate garbage bag for it. The non-biodegradable garbage bag we put it out in front of our house every Wednesday, it's the day when garbage collector comes. The biodegradable we just trow it at our backyard and let it decompose there.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
that's a good practice. i think i just might start doing that. i suddenly thought of how the environment will suffer so much because of my laziness.
@NonaSaile (926)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
Hi! I segregate. I recognize its importance. There is, however, this big BUT... Where I live now, garbage collection occurs supposedly every Monday and Thursday but that does not always happen. And when the garbage truck arrives, all effort at segregation seems to go to waste: the garbage truck is all mixed up with degradable and non-biodegradable waste! I've seen the garbage collectors actually spill out into the truck all the contents of every garbage bag and sack they pick up without due regard for segregation (I think they find some better use for the garbage bags and garbage sacks as those are actually what they save by hanging them on the side of the truck). Sometimes it makes me wonder if segregating from the residential end is of any use at all, so I really can't admonish you for not segregating.
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• Philippines
25 Oct 08
I think so but not 100% sure if I am doing it right. All plastic I put it on a seperate garbage bag to be thrown in the garbage can outside the village and be collected by the garbage collector and we have different sacks for the plastic bottles, tin cans, and cartoons for we sell them.