Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Do what with that cup? Here's some innovative recycling.

Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 9:44 AM
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  • That's cool...now to get them doing it for sodas!...Ingenious!

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Mar 3, 2015, at 12:41 PM
  • It is a very interesting idea. I don't think sodas will work because of the acidity that is presented in them.

    -- Posted by NikkiD on Tue, Mar 3, 2015, at 2:33 PM
  • I did not see if they addressed the acidity of soft drinks. I will check a few other sources

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Mar 3, 2015, at 3:05 PM
  • My initial reaction is that this configuration will promote littering. I can see that the insertion of seeds into the cups makes ecological sense for landfills, but it will also make litterers out of thoughtless people who will think it is OK to throw them on the side of the road....

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Wed, Mar 4, 2015, at 1:16 PM
  • They litter anyway. Got some new bags of trash next to our driveway just yesterday. :-(

    At least this way the night animals will clean up the road before we get up. :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Mar 4, 2015, at 2:11 PM
  • Yikes! Make it out of cat or dog food so we can feed our strays. But make it nutritious or they will be sued for contributing to the poor health of animals worldwide. LOL

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Mar 4, 2015, at 2:13 PM
  • We cannot make decisions based on the lowest common denominator.....We must strive for the greatest good and try to educate the others.......

    Saying they will do it anyway is very sad.....

    A neighbor threw his beer bottle in my yard because it was convenient for him to do that as I watched him....But that does not mean I will ever make it acceptable....

    If the cups would be processed so that they are biodegradable within a short time I may soften on the idea...Otherwise I think we have spent too many years trying to prevent littering to reverse the trend now.

    -- Posted by Palindrome on Wed, Mar 4, 2015, at 6:13 PM
  • Don't know for sure, but if it is edible I sure hope it is biodegradable

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Mar 4, 2015, at 7:21 PM
  • Hummm, eat the cup? It seems like if your a slow drinker it would get soggy and leak... But the thought of cookies and milk, yummy - now I'm hungry.....

    AS to the littering thread here - I would like to see a bottle deposit law like they have in other states. They had one where I used to live, it was a bit inconvenient but very rarely did we see any bottles or cans on the side of the road. It was a great way for group fund raising. The pros out weighed the cons by far. At first it stunk having to pay and extra 10 cents up front but once we got used to that it was great when we turned them in ( young - just married couple every little bit helped) That and when the kids were growing up the grand parents allowed them to have the money if they helped them turn them in.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Mar 5, 2015, at 10:29 PM
  • Even if the litterer did not care, a bounty of .10 would certainly help clean it up.

    On my road I have been known to go through garbage so I can return it to the rightful owner's front yard.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Mar 5, 2015, at 11:55 PM
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