Friday, October 22, 2004

Irony of some institutions

I am working in the FAO at the moment; it’s temporary but long enough for me to notice a few ironies. One of them, that also happen to be a personal pet peeve, is recycling. I am a firm believer in first reducing, then reusing, and *then* recycling... they do almost none of that here.

While in some schools and institutions in the US (Though I feel the US is really bad about it as well) we at least have recycling bins by the photocopiers... here, nada. I have yet to be able to find a place to recycle though everyone says places exists (they just shrug and throw it away).

It is a real shame, especially for an organization that is supposed to deal so closely with natural resources.