Wednesday, November 02, 2011

ECOLOGY - SICILIAN STYLE

Image:  Wikipedia Italia

The citizens of Palermo have for some time been urged to separate their rubbish and place it in special communal containers for plastic, paper and organic waste on specific days at specific times and many of them have spent much time and energy making sure that they comply with these requirements.

Imagine their anger, then, at learning that their efforts have apparently been in vain: on Saturday night a passing resident surprised refuse collectors who were loading rubbish from all three containers onto the same lorry with the intention of unloading the mixed waste in one go onto the same dump.  The passer-by took photographs and sent them to Corriere della Sera.

"We were just following orders", said the hapless refuse collectors. 

8 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Ach I would be pissed off too if I saw that

rosaria said...

Someone screwed up.

Winchester whisperer said...

They are rubbish!

CherryPie said...

What a ridiculous waste of everyone's time.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'll bet, jams. They sure did, Rosaria. Quite so, WW! I agree, Cherie.

Bev said...

Seems like a good story piece for Stricia la Notizia!!

Liz said...

Oh my! Caught out.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, it would have, Bev! Indeed they were, Liz.

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