posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 08:48 PM
Green Police: Miami Beach To Make Recycling Compulsory
"...Mandatory recycling ordinances represent another example of how big government is exploiting the environmental movement to increase regulation and
big brother snooping on Americans’ private lives.
Local authorities across the U.S. are using cutting edge technology to spy on the contents of people’s trash cans and issue them with fines for
“In a growing number of cities across the U.S., local governments are placing computer chips in recycling bins to collect data on refuse disposal,
and then fining residents who don’t participate in recycling efforts and forcing others into educational programs meant to instill respect for the
environment,” reports Fox News.
Such programs are already in place in major cities such as Charlotte, N.C., Cleveland, Ohio, Boise, Idaho, and Flint, Michigan.
In Cleveland, people who fail to recycle are flagged by the RFID chip embedded in their trash can, added to a database and then targeted by green cops
who are dispatched to intimidate homeowners.
“We’re going to run reports on who this particular truck picked up from today and if it indicates on a consistent basis that your household
hasn’t been recycling, then we have officers that I will send out … to check and see what’s going on,” Waste Collection Commissioner Ronnie
Owens told ABC News..."
edit on 6/7/2012 by km22453 because: (no reason given)