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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Buenos Aires turns green

about six months ago, the city started putting out wheeled dumpsters on each block to replace the wire baskets on posts in front of each house, apartment building, or business establishment that had been the traditional repository for trash and the collection point for trash pick-up for who knows how many years... this is still not completely implemented city-wide, but the past week in my neighborhood, i noticed that the dumpsters were now appearing in two varieties - regular trash and recylables... whaddaya know, i thought to my self... buenos aires is going green... today, the flyer announcing the change arrived...

We separate for recycling
Buenos Aires recycles
Government of the City of Buenos Aires

I recycle
  • Recycle two glass bottles and save the energy necessary to boil one liter of water
  • Recycle an aluminum can and save sufficient energy to keep a television running for three hours
  • Recycle a Sunday newspaper for one year and avoid cutting down four trees
(The logos at the bottom are the various companies that contract with the city for trash collection.)

cool, huh...?

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