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October 6, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Stop the whining; start recycling

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I am so angry about Clark County’s decision to implement single-stream recycling. Well, angry they took eight years to decide. Seems only angry opinions get to print in the newspaper. Any fifth-grader can tell you recycling is good for America, for a host of reasons, and Las Vegas has one of the worst recycling rates in the country. Opponents need to cope with the fact that our natural resources will run out; nobody’s making any more. Every time you toss a can, plastic bottle or paper into the landfill, you’ve taken away some of our energy and added to our pollution. North Las Vegas, Henderson and Clark County have all adopted this system.

And job loss? What a joke. Where was the county when slot attendants were replaced by paper slips, or the ice man by refrigeration, or me when I lost my contract with the county when e-filing hit the courts? It goes on.

People should stop whining and help create a clean, green planet for our kids.

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