Another perspective on recycling

2016-10-20 06:00

THERE was a time when household rubbish was put into bags neatly and despatched to bins.

Now, with recycling merchants criss-crossing our streets, some jutting into our fancy­ autos, the residue left on streets and on kerbs is overwhelming, and an environmental risk.

While recycling has changed the way we live in the 21st century, one cannot but wonder how we, as fastidious beings, can actually drink or eat out of a container that has just been picked up from a dingy corner, dustbin or pavement, and some of it lying in waste-deep muck, contaminated with the most foul rotting stuff imaginable.

So, while recyclers will tout the argument that all is heated and treated, the original thought of devouring your daily snack and drink from a pavement’s waste is just unappetising.

A.R. Modak

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