When it comes to recyclables! People have told me I’m a fool for sorting my plastics/cans apart from my paper/cardboard because the pick-up guys merely throw it all into the same truck. Not content to just assume, we invited the city’s head of environmental programs to explain on CJBK.
They do throw it all into the back of the same truck. But it’s divided. Paper products go in one side, plastics and aluminum in the other. So, in a mature and sophisticated way, I say NYAH NYAH NYAH!
It doesn’t take much time to bundle cardboard or throw recyclable paper into a clear bag but I took some mocking from listeners for even bothering. People are still sending me YouTube videos that claim to show that recycling is a ruse. I’ll take first-hand accounts any time but not some right-wing conspiratorial rant. Until I’m convinced otherwise, I’ll continue to cut my twine and keep the two lots apart.