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#2001 vortoozo

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 12:24 AM

rinsing milk containers will just mean more water use.

 

They need to be rinsed now before being put out in the recycling. There's no difference in water use.



#2002 mbjj

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 06:56 AM

I made sure that while plastic grocery bags were being handed out, we collected as many as we could! Very useful items.


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#2003 sebberry

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:19 PM

Alright, well I guess Lisa has reinstated the plastic bag ban.  

 

Honestly the more the government wants to meddle in the process by which I take my groceries home, my lunch to work or the countless other things I do with the bags, the less I'm inclined to care about my waste.  The more you frustrate me, the less I'm concerned about what goes in the garbage.  Simple as that.


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#2004 Nparker

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:20 PM

Since I do most of my shopping outside of the CoV these days, Lisa's latest edict doesn't bother me too much.


Edited by Nparker, 15 April 2021 - 04:20 PM.

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#2005 rmpeers

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 04:42 PM

Alright, well I guess Lisa has reinstated the plastic bag ban.

Honestly the more the government wants to meddle in the process by which I take my groceries home, my lunch to work or the countless other things I do with the bags, the less I'm inclined to care about my waste. The more you frustrate me, the less I'm concerned about what goes in the garbage. Simple as that.


Ah, so the pandemic is over, presumably? Cool.
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#2006 Matt R.

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:23 PM

Alright, well I guess Lisa has reinstated the plastic bag ban.

Honestly the more the government wants to meddle in the process by which I take my groceries home, my lunch to work or the countless other things I do with the bags, the less I'm inclined to care about my waste. The more you frustrate me, the less I'm concerned about what goes in the garbage. Simple as that.

Why? Is it just purely out of spite?

Matt.

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#2007 Nparker

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 06:37 PM

Why? Is it just purely out of spite?...

Spite seems to be the catalyst for many of the mayor's and council's decisions. What's sauce for the goose...etc.


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#2008 Matt R.

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Posted 15 April 2021 - 07:57 PM

Spite seems to be the catalyst for many of the mayor's and council's decisions. What's sauce for the goose...etc.


I love it.

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:08 AM

Why? Is it just purely out of spite?

Matt.

 

No, but after years of being really diligent about separating all of the different materials and using single-use plastic materials sparingly, I'm tired of being hand-held and micro-managed and told all my efforts haven't been good enough.  To heck with it, I'm throwing my ice cream containers in the garbage and I'm not rinsing them out. :D


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#2010 todd

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:13 AM

Spite seems to be the catalyst for many of the mayor's and council's decisions. What's sauce for the goose...etc.


Yes I tried to warn you about this

Best not to rub it in too much.



#2011 todd

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 08:32 AM

As long as the cashier change their disposable gloves after handling the bag I guess no problem. You can’t constantly be pouring sanitizer on your hands.
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#2012 mbjj

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Posted 16 April 2021 - 03:09 PM

I just pack my own things as I can space out the weight so the bags don't get too heavy.


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Posted 27 July 2021 - 04:21 PM

Community Charter amendment, bag ban and other plastic waste related bylaws no longer require Provincial approval. Full release here: https://news.gov.bc....1ENV0046-001455

#2014 rjag

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Posted 28 July 2021 - 05:43 AM

Garbage p/u a few weeks back I had some loose stuff in our can, they refused indicating that it’s the bylaw all garbage must be securely bagged in a plastic bag. Square that circle…

 

 

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#2015 mbjj

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Posted 29 July 2021 - 03:03 PM

We throw loose stuff in our city can all the time. We often have to replace bits of wood on our porch or stairs, we have other random stuff that is long and wouldn't go in a bag. Don't give the city any ideas! 



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Posted 29 July 2021 - 05:22 PM

Community Charter amendment, bag ban and other plastic waste related bylaws no longer require Provincial approval. Full release here: https://news.gov.bc....1ENV0046-001455

 

Bit of a shame.  All those extra uses I get out of single use plastics.  Oh well, at least I have a fireplace to burn the paper grocery bags in.  The reusable dog poop bags though, not looking forward to cleaning those.  Thankfully, strata bans all pets. 


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:20 PM

Lisa owes me a new pair of sunglasses.

 

On my way out of my home this morning I grabbed a box of crackers and pot of cream cheese.  I no longer had any plastic checkout bags so I took them as-is as I didn't want to unfold a garage bag to keep them in.  Getting into my non-electric car, my sunglasses slid off the box of crackers and hit the ground, badly scratching one of the lenses.  

 

If I had a bag to carry it in, that wouldn't have happened. 

 

I'm sending Lisa the bill for $250.


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:30 PM

Bit of a shame.  All those extra uses I get out of single use plastics.  Oh well, at least I have a fireplace to burn the paper grocery bags in.  The reusable dog poop bags though, not looking forward to cleaning those.  Thankfully, strata bans all pets. 

 

A very delayed reply - your strata which I'm guessing is at least 70s wood construction allows wood burning fireplaces but not pets?



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Posted 21 September 2021 - 02:41 PM

A very delayed reply - your strata which I'm guessing is at least 70s wood construction allows wood burning fireplaces but not pets?

 

Early 80s.  Wood burning fireplaces and cigarette/marijuana smoking permitted, no pets or BBQs.


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Posted 30 October 2021 - 09:33 AM

NPR:

 

But when Leebrick tried to tell people the truth about burying all the other plastic, she says people didn't want to hear it.

 

"I remember the first meeting where I actually told a city council that it was costing more to recycle than it was to dispose of the same material as garbage," she says, "and it was like heresy had been spoken in the room: You're lying. This is gold. We take the time to clean it, take the labels off, separate it and put it here. It's gold. This is valuable."

 

But it's not valuable, and it never has been. And what's more, the makers of plastic — the nation's largest oil and gas companies — have known this all along, even as they spent millions of dollars telling the American public the opposite.

 

https://www.npr.org/...uld-be-recycled

 

 

 

why don't we just burn plastic like we do "biofuel" and use it for electricity?  it's already a petroleum product. 

 

i'm not a chemical engineer but if we burn stuff at a high enough temperature, doesn't most of the bad stuff go away?  i burn all my pop cans in my fireplace at 750 Fahrenheit - and i'm still alive.  a few of my downwind neighbours have died young though, now that i think of it.


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