Monday, August 07, 2006 | The current local discussion about recycling in San Diego and other recent commentary focus on residential recycling. Since this debate has come about, I’ve gone to a handful of events and ongoing activities including local weddings, harbor cruises and Street Scene where intentions of recycling aren’t fostered and therefore, are not implemented. At a recent wedding at Lake Jennings, none of the trash was separated. A harbor cruise I recently took mentioned that they have a person who digs through their trash to separate and get the redemption value but wouldn’t this be better implemented at the point of toss? Large-scale events seem like a better and more effective place to focus on recycling rather than the piddling stream from the residential waste stream, not that it’s not important. Doesn’t everyone at this point know what a blue bin means and know to follow suit at their own house or out and about? Aren’t you curious about the answer you might get if you questioned where your beer or wine bottle went once whisked off your table and bussed to a bin?

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