Monday, December 7, 2015

Sad Story: Trash Recycle

My first job was at a supermarket, and we had a bin to collect plastic grocery bags people wanted to recycle. One of the managers told me to take two huge bags of them and throw them away. I never understood his reasoning, but I always felt that was strange and not very ethical. Though I'd say karma kicked in and that same manager no longer works there. 

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  1. Oh good grief! That's terrible! I'm glad he's gone.

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  2. There's a mini-scandal going on in Canada right now because some whistleblower employee revealed that Starbucks and Tim Hortons both just throw out their "recyclables" too. Bastards.

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    1. There was an episode about this on Marketplace. Did you watch it? I was pretty disappointed.

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    2. I had no idea about this scandal

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  3. Damn, you'd think companies and managers would be more wise

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  4. Awful. It seems a lot of places are doing this.

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  5. Here people thought they were doing good by recycling and this manager was just tossing plastic into the landfill.

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  6. From my experiences with retail, I can't say I'm too surprised.

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  7. I worked at Waldenbooks many years ago and they always made us rip the cover off of paperbacks and toss the rest of the book in the trash. Such a waste!

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