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Dear Metro,

The other day in the express you had a letter talking about how much you’re doing for the environment. Kudos, I’m glad most of the buses in the metro fleet are running on alternative fuels. I’m also glad that having viable public transportation gets so many people out of their cars so that the pollution is that much less.

But there was one note that made me raise an eyebrow. You say that Metro has helped recycle so many thousands of newspapers.

Then why, sir, have I seen Metro employees emptying the newspaper recycling bins into the trash cans or into the same bins as they empty the trash? If this had only happened once I would think maybe it was a lazy employee, but this has been a couple times now.

If you don’t want to recycle my newspaper, then fine. I’ll cart it home and put it in the bin there, and hope that my county offices aren’t lying about recycling. But please don’t say you’re doing one thing and do another.

And if it’s a few employees that are doing this when they aren’t supposed to, please ask them to stop. I don’t really like the implications of having a physical paper every day in the first place, so making me feel like I’m not even recycling it is just worse.

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