Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-14 02:28:57
ID: 55351
In response to a confession. Reminds me of a guy I used to work with. He wore earbuds because, so HIS story goes, outside noises really distracted him when he was doing his tedious numbers crunching. We all knew he was watching football but went along with his story. One day after sitting at his desk quietly for a while, he jumped up, knocked his chair over, and yelled, 'Run, dammit, run!' It was hilarious....and I laughed out loud at your description, too.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-14 00:13:13
ID: 55345
I have two screens at work and summer is so slow... sometimes I watch movies on one monitor while I do data entry and whatnot on the other. And I use my earbuds. Well I was watching Descent and *spoiler alert* when that first cave creature popped up behind the girl..... I screamed and jumped half out of my chair.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-12 04:24:24
ID: 55329
In response to a confession. We really need a middle finger emoji around here.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-12 04:07:00
ID: 55328
while recycling is great and all, i think there would be a greater positive impact on the environment if we would also focus on forcing the companies who make the packaging in the first place to come up with better alternatives. i feel like blaming each other for not putting the proper trash in the proper receptacle is a distraction and absolves these companies from having any responsibility in producing all these plastics in the first place.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-12 02:38:52
ID: 55326
In response to a confession. Perhaps they do not wish to favor one color over another.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-11 02:01:51
ID: 55316
The same thing is happening at my work. There are specific trash cans clearly color-coded and largely labeled, one for regular trash and the other for recyclables. Do people care? Fuck no. What is the matter with these lazy ass idiots?
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-10 21:08:25
ID: 55309
This morning, I was on a large college campus in what is considered a pretty liberal/progressive city (University of Texas in Austin). It was hot, and we were doing a lot of walking, and I had a bottle of water. We must have passed at least 12 trash cans, and I never once saw a recycling bin. Ended up throwing it in the trash because there were no other options. It shouldn't be that way. There should be recycling bins right next to trash cans, especially on a huge college campus in a warm climate. You know half the people walking there are kids drinking bottles or cans of soda, Gatorade, energy drinks, or water. Really surprised me, and I thought of this board.
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-10 13:02:49
ID: 55306
In response to a confession. Recylcled items are usually made into more of the same item. So plastic soda bottles are made into new plastic bottles. The EU now has recycling rates of about 50%. If the whole world had just a 50% rate, that would be huge. I think what the OP was most troubled by is people who put something recyclable, like a can or bottle, in the regular trash when there is a recycling bun literally right next to it. That bothers me to. Like I get not going out of your way to recycle, but why would you actively try to NOT recycle?
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-10 08:04:17
ID: 55283
In response to a confession. That's my point about not being able to make people recycle. It is a good idea, it's just impossible to force people to do it, it seems. Or to stop producing so much plastic to begin with. With all the recycling that does happen, where does it go? We still make more and more new items that can be recycled, but into what? What are things being recycled into?
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Posted by: anonymous
2018-06-09 17:49:36
ID: 55301
In response to a confession. OP here. I'm not trying to "force" people to recycle; I'm trying to get them to and make it easier. Some people don't recycle because they don't care. Others don't bother because they "don't think it's working" and others are just lazy. We're huge recyclers in our house (washing out bottles, breaking down boxes) but sometimes I'll catch someone throwing a plastic bottle in the trash when they're on the run because it's faster than opening a door and pulling out the recycling bin. At work, everyone's busy and it's easier to throw something in the little can in front of their face. As someone who's concerned about the planet, yes I DO have to move it, and will continue to do so. My personal take on life is to make things right, even if it inconveniences me.
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