Saving the world should be easy

This is an idea that is long overdue. The key to recycling anything on a massive scale is to make it easy. Landfiling should be hard. Recycling should be easy.

In a large office there should be a recycling bin at every office or cube. You should have to walk to a central area to reach a trash can. Make it easier to do the right thing than it is to landfill. Don’t let a whining minority hold you back.

Here in Denver we have a purple bin for recycling that the city picks up every other week and a black bin for trash that is picked up ever week. Reverse the pick up and only pick up trash every other week and recycling rates would soar because it would be easier to recycle than to landfill.

It is easy to save the world, but it becomes even easier if you make it harder to not save the world.

Remember what Fonzie was like? Cool. That's how we're gonna be -- cool. Critical is fine, but if you're rude, we'll delete your stuff. Please use your PERSONAL name or initials and not your business name and do not put your website in the comment text, as both come off like spam. Have fun and thanks for adding to the conversation! (Thanks to Brian Oberkirch and Tim Ferris for the inspiration)
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Backyard Ecosystem began as an expression of my determination to make a difference in our own backyard. Literally and metaphorically making a difference at the micro level of my yard and to operate at macro level of treating the entire planet as something I am an integral part of and whose destiny is shaped everyday by what I do in my corner of the world.

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