The above waste station was at the Oregon Convention Center.
It seems like they’re a bit more stringent (realistic) with their designations.
“Food Only” is a good one… this is where it’s at these days- composting facilities taking other than just food and yard waste are running into trouble left and right due to hidden plastic contamination (amongst other things).
I think the picture is funny for the “All Other Items” (much more polite than LANDFILL)… take that cardboard coffee sleeve off of that cup first! That’s valuable carbon right there… as is most of that cup… there’s gotta be a way to get plastics phased out of paper products.
Why? Because there’s certified 100% compostable paper products for all single use items, and every freaking one of them lasts as long as needed for the individual to use them effectively.
This is the first time I’m seeing “NO CUPS” on a recycling can, but I get it.
Notice the other thing missing? No mention of glass.
Glass, the only inert material, is being phased out of view these days.
Now is more important than ever to start picking items one at a time and finding plastic-free alternatives.
Not sure where to start?
Check out Plastic Free by Beth Terry… can’t recommend it highly enough for this.