I Left my Trash in San Francisco

San Francisco Food Court Trash Cans

In the old days, trash was trash and as long as it wasn’t cluttering the place up, you didn’t worry so much about where it was going. These days we’re more aware. In the LA/OC area, you can often get residential recycling (and sometimes green waste for compost) along with your trash pickup, and malls and other areas often have bins for aluminum cans and glass/plastic bottles.

San Francisco goes a step further, with not just trash and cans/bottles, but trash, recycling (all), and compost. More importantly, they’re labeling the “plain” trash as landfill. It makes you think about where the trash is going, and a bit more likely to separate it so that things are a bit less messy and wasteful in the long run.

But for the short term, it really takes a while to figure out which bin to put your trash in.

Oddities: Environment Ideas, Browser Bits…and Perry Mason

  • Top 10 Odd Environmental Ideas (Time via @ThisIsTrue). Some are disturbing, but I like the staple-free stapler. #
  • Aha! The 17 links that have been stuck in the linkcheck queue since yesterday are all to posts on the old Spread Firefox site. The archive’s locked. #
  • Spam: “Para legal information” from…Perry Mason. Wait, shouldn’t that be “Perry legal information?” #
  • Odd: Opera’s Reinvent the Web event is launching at midnight Pacific time? #

Green Wal-Mart, Sweet Sauce & Magic Review

  • Wal-Mart using its power for good? @ThisIsTrue reports:

    Wal-Mart: Suppliers MUST Go Green by 2012 or risk being cut off. #

  • I always forget how much sugar Pick Up Stix puts in their sauces. I could probably wash it down with a milkshake. Or maple syrup. #
  • Review of the HTC Magic Android phone: basically a G1 without a keyboard, so for me it’s a review of next week’s OS update. #