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LETTERS: Consumers pay recycling tab

Editor:

I am responding to the recycle program that our politicians decided, I am told, to give to a billion-dollar company.

The recycle program is supposed to be non-profit, because we all care about our environment.

We pay at the cash register because we were told they were losing money. Would a billion-dollar company take on the recycle program if it is a losing venture?

Why is it that almost every time the government initiates a program, they sock it to the seniors or handicapped?

The new recycle program does not take glass. How many seniors or handicapped do not drive because they cannot afford it or are not able? So, with no other option, the glass ends up in the garbage.

The government says the industry will pay for the new recycle program.

Are our politicians so naive or uninformed and do not realize it’s the consumer who always pays.

So now, we will pay double!

I hope all of you will write to your MLA and local politicians and demand the government scrap the new recycle program.

After all, we are not sheep!

Mary Mikelson, Surrey

 

 

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