Bin Of Happiness
The whole recycling
thing started for me on my honeymoon.
My wife and
I were married two years ago in September; which is our favorite
month to be on Cape Cod.
We are always
reluctant to go "off cape" during this time of year.
Realizing we needed a proper honeymoon but not wanting to leave
the Cape during its best season we did what any other sensible
Cape Codder would do; we picked a destination that was as similar
to the Cape as possible, but yet far enough from home to be officially
"away". So we went to exotic Nova Scotia!
We rented a
car and traveled the coast. Cozy harbors, friendly people, cool
little fishing shacks. The kind of place where Popeye would feel
right at home. Among all the scenery we also noticed that there
were recycling bins everywhere and best of all it seemed like
people were actually using them.These Nova Scotians really had
their act together.
We sat on a
bench next to one of the ubiquitous blue bins. The sun was setting,
all was calm, and the mood was perfect. I gazed into my wife's
eyes and lovingly asked her:" Why can't we have these
bins in Chatham?"
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