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It is called greed. If we cant sell it, no one will have it. Greed Arrogance, and a lack of compassion are what is going to destroy us.
Originally posted by xsheep
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About time someone pointed the finger to the insane waste of good food
and other recyclable items that are thrown out as garbage
How can a anyone throw away food/clothing
when their neighbors(People in their community )
are cold and hungry
there are many charities that would be glad of such stuff
and all it takes is a phone call to find out ...which charity needs what
Originally posted by never2late
WalMart is a horrible company, and I should know, I worked at one for a summer about 3 years ago. I have loads of info about them. There are 15 walmart stores within 44 miles of my front door. Ever gone around back behind a walmart? Notice anything missing? Big garbage cans found behind any normal place of business. Walmart has incinerators that everything is thrown into with the exception of cardboard (i'll get back to that in a minute). After the incinerator does it's work, water is mixed and seeps out to 1 of 2 "drainage ditches" found out back that they claim stores rain water during a storm only. Now for the cardboard. Walmart doesn't burn or dispose of cardboard because it's sold to someone else. They have big compacting machines where all the scrap cardboard and empty boxes are thrown into. Once enough is in there, ties are placed around it and it's hauled out to big storage containers like thiswww.kkcontainers.com...
Maybe this isn't how things are done at every walmart, but I know for a fact that's how they are done down here. I've personally thrown things into the incinerator and the compactor. I've got more info if you have the time.
Originally posted by EarthCitizen07
If your walmart, kmart, target or any other big discounter your options are much more limited because there is no secondary market and the prices are already at rock bottom.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
I say deport our criminal prison population to islands of refuge in the South Pacific so they can deal with each other at their own expense and hard labor. After that, you'll have enough money to pay for free college and free health insurance for millions who presently are unable to afford it. What the heck, Britain did it ---- now we call it Australia.
[edit on 1/7/2010 by Jim Scott]
This is not to explicitly rag on WalMart on my part but to show the arrogant corp. attitude prevalent in America.