Well I'm kicking back this afternoon with a cool drink and I get thinking about something - Why don't motel rooms have recycling?
Okay why am I thinking of this very specific subject? Well I'm due for a well earned and in all seriousness, overdue, vacation. I often visit Melbourne because my brother lives there and I stay at a usual motel on Lygon Street Carlton. I find motels I like and stay with them, this also includes when I'm staying in Sydney, Griffith and Parramatta.
I've stayed at a lot of places over the years and one thing that I realized just before is none provide recycling in the rooms. In these modern times I am surprised that this is the case. Despite the episode on Penn and Teller's Bullshit! Recycling in Australia makes sense. What doesn't make sense is that this whole time I've stayed at these places I've never thought of this. I've thought about other logistical aspects of the innkeeper industry like all the water, electricity, and electrical equipment...I've even thought about all the phone directories big cities have, but never recycling.
I think it's about time one of the major motel chains stood up and did this. Just think of a say multi-level complex fully booked out and all the recycling that gets tossed out as general rubbish. Perhaps the positive change would actually make accommodation more affordable.
What's everyone think? Recycling is pretty much everywhere these days, have you ever known a motel to provide these facilities?