The San Fransisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to mandate composting. Residents will now receive three bins: a black bin for trash, a blue bin for recycling, and a green bin for composting. Repeated and extreme violators may be fined.
The main goal in this initiative is to target apartment buildings; only 25% of multi-tenant buildings offer recycling.
Of course, there are objections, with some locals complaining that the role of government is not to be sorting through private trashcans.
While I am all for the government backing off, the over-proliferation of trash, hyper-consumption, limited lands available for dumping, and the consequences of pollution and carbon emissions both merit and demand government intervention.
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