The bright sparks inside the City of Adelaide Council believe that “bin shaming” residents into correctly separating rubbish is the way forward to save the planet. Not only will they replace perfectly good plastic rubbish bins with see-through plastic bins made from fossil fuels but tell us the other merits.
Adelaide City Councillor Robert Simms said, “having transparent bins would be helpful to people fishing for cans and bottles to recycle for 10c a pop as part of the state’s container deposit scheme.”
Such genius! Imagine being one of the 25,000 residents waking up at 2am in the morning because someone was rummaging through their bins to save the planet. Just what they want the council to do.
Ratepayers don’t need sanctimonious lectures from activist councillors to tell them how to behave. What is the bet these bins start to get incredibly grimy after repeated use? Never mind they’ll just produce more. Afterall pretending to care about the planet is more important than doing anything truly meaningful to mitigate climate change. The only transparency in this program is the space between the ears of the council.
CM is currently running through NSW council budgets to look at trends in their spending. The first cut looks damning.