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Governor to Submit Recycling Legislation  

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ms411
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So he said in his State of the Territory address. Supposedly this week. That would be huge if it's implemented and enforced even if not 100%.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 12:11 pm
OldTart
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Submitted legislation has to be passed and then the funding found to implement it. It sounds nice but there's really no point in highlighting it before actual moves follow words.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 12:35 pm
islandjoan
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They are also going to ban plastic bags. Well, along with plastic bags, they need to ban styrofoam. I can't tell you how much styrofoam I pick off the beach every weekend!

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Posted : January 26, 2016 12:36 pm
Alana33
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Must have funding.
It would be nice to get recycling started.
It's going to take a massive education program, however.
Mapp can talk the talk but I've yet to see actions result from his words in a positive manner.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 3:56 pm
stxsailor
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They need to do like they do in BVI grocery stores bring in your own bag or pay 25 cents for a plastic bag.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 4:09 pm
OldTart
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They need to do like they do in BVI grocery stores bring in your own bag or pay 25 cents for a plastic bag.

A system which the UK government quite recently implemented and which was quickly adopted by the BVI. In the last several years there are way more residents here using their own reusable bags than in the past and more are adopting the habit every day so things aren't stagnating where that's concerned.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 4:32 pm
ms411
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The Schneider Hospital had that pay for a bag policy. They sold the best reusable bag I've ever seen. A tourist bought one from me they were that good.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 4:39 pm
Treeman
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Our local recycling is having trouble here in the states.

Most people recycle but the recycling centre is cutting back on collections. The falling price of oil is limiting the market for recycled plastics.

Companies are finding it cheaper to use "new" plastics.

As others have posted, I think that discouraging the use of plastics by the populous through education or $$ incentives may be more practical in such a small market.

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Posted : January 26, 2016 5:04 pm
East Ender
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They are also going to ban plastic bags. Well, along with plastic bags, they need to ban styrofoam. I can't tell you how much styrofoam I pick off the beach every weekend!

(tu)

(I'd add straws and plastic cups, water bottles...)

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Posted : January 26, 2016 8:08 pm
Spartygrad95
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Ban all the things!

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Posted : January 26, 2016 8:17 pm
Scubadoo
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Many grocery stores in Europe have had a pay for bag or no bag policy for years. Then again these are the same folks that often charge extra for ketchup and mustard packets at the snack bar. We already have no bags, it's called Cost U Less:)

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Posted : January 27, 2016 2:55 am
OldTart
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"Many grocery stores in Europe have had a pay for bag or no bag policy for years."

Not quite. The first country to implement such a charge was Bangladesh in 2002, followed by South Africa, Kenya and a couple of others before the system was implemented in Scotland and Wales in I recall 2011. UK 2014 along with Italy, recently Germany and now Mexico and California have followed suit. The whole plastic bag routine only came about over the last few decades so now we're turning the clock back!

No doubt Mr Mapp will eventually come up with a proposal to implement it here and claim it as his own brilliant innovation! What may be a stumbling block for this administration is that in at least the UK, the money collected does NOT go to the government but stays with the store whose owners are encouraged (but not mandated) to put it to good use for the benefit of the community.

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Posted : January 27, 2016 10:25 am
Alana33
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Vermont has been recycling bottles and cans since the 70's.
You pay a deposit at the store you purchase items, return empties to store and recoup your deposits. It served as a way for school groups and others to collect bottles and cans thrown away as litter to raise funds and keep their environment clean.

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Posted : January 27, 2016 10:50 am
OldTart
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Recycling has been the "norm" for decades in the majority of states and most of the rest of the word.

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Posted : January 27, 2016 11:00 am
Alana33
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I drove by the new WMA facility in Mandahl the other day.
It looks pretty small to me and tucked into the hillside.
I have to wonder how well that is going to work if there are many people getting rid of garbage on any given day. It's right on the road with no parking designated that I could see.

I'd suggest that if anyone has items around that they've been thinking of getting rid of, best do your spring cleaning, now. It'll cost you later.
The price still to be decided upon.
http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/01/26/viwma-previews-waste-convenience-center-mandahl-meeting

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Posted : January 27, 2016 11:27 am
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