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Letter to the Editor: Getting drastic about plastic

Posted 6/5/18

In response to Ethan Cohen’s letter, May 31, I couldn’t agree more. So what are we going to do about it?

Here’s a couple ideas that very few people are going to like. First, mandatory …

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opinion

Letter to the Editor: Getting drastic about plastic

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In response to Ethan Cohen’s letter, May 31, I couldn’t agree more. So what are we going to do about it?

Here’s a couple ideas that very few people are going to like. First, mandatory recycling from our trash companies. I currently pay $2 a month to have my recycle bin picked up twice a month.

This is voluntary. I know some cities do this for free. Arvada isn’t one of them. Drawback is people with overflowing trash bins then start filling their recycle bin with trash. Sounds like maybe an additional charge might solve that problem.

Second idea would be a bottle deposit. Not a bad idea until you have to stand in line to reclaim your bottle deposit-one bottle at a time. To speed and simplify the process, make every store take every brand of bottle. Who cares who sold it.

Why stop with bottles and cans? How about batteries, light bulbs, paper products and other plastic products? I think if you sell it and it’s recyclable, you should accept it for recycle.
I’m sure you have other ideas. Even better ideas. Let’s see them here.

Think about the destruction and devastation we are doing to out planet. I’m an older guy. I’m probably not going see the irreversible effect of this mess that we have created. But your children and grand-children will.

Bob Koth,
Arvada

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