Letter to the Editor: Ripple Glass owed apology

Posted November 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

November 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

I always read Bunny the Newshound’s posts in your newspaper. The recent article about the Ripple Glass bin was interesting.  Early on, when Ripple first placed it, I used the bin at your location only a couple of times. Each time I noticed it had been used for a trash bin almost as much as for glass.  Soon, I found the doors were locked and one had to “feed” the bottles in through glands one at a time. So, I found bins elsewhere in the city which did not have the doors locked.

The comment “there was a very minor issue of foreign matter like boxes and trash sacks mixed in” was misguided. The other bins I have used around town have a minor issue compared to the amounts I saw in the bin behind your facility. I can’t blame Ripple for pulling it out.

There isn’t much profit in recycling glass, and when you are doing it voluntarily as Ripple is, there’s no use trying to work with people who don’t understand the concept of “glass containers only.” You owe Ripple an apology, Bunny.

- Dave Collins, Northeast