First, San Francisco banned the plastic bag. Now, mayor Gavin Newsom is proposing the nation's first mandatory recycling and composting law.
If the legislation passes, garbage collectors would be directed to check San Francisco residents' trash, recycling, and compost. Residents who haven't correctly sorted their trash could be fined and lose their garbage service.
Wow! Newsom means business when he says he wants San Francisco to achieve zero waste by 2020.
What do you think? Obviously, we want everyone to recycle and compost. But should the city be looking through your trash?
Do you think failing to recycle should be a crime?
Via SF Gate.com
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