Mauricio Macri is at it again. The millionaire playboy-wannabe that is the head guy in corrupt Buenos Aires politics is up to his tricks again.
Since Macri has been in office (first elected to the mayorship on December 10, 2007), his administration has raised corruption to an art form.
Bribes, counter-bribes, payola, graft and creative bookkeeping has become the hallmark of “Father Macri” and his pesky, corrupt minions.
The latest playground for these Argentine Al Capones is the city’s recycling program.
Initially, long opposed to any government sponsored recycling program, Macri changed his tune when he learned that he could recycle some pesos from the business owners into his own pockets.
Overnight, Macri went from preaching about the wastefulness of resources consumed in recycling to singing its praises and how it would be a boon to Buenos Aires and a blessing to the environment.
Amazing how a few hundred thousand pesos can convert a disbeliever.
The recycling gambit is well, a sham. There is no recycling going on in Buenos Aires, unless you call taking the trash from one street container and putting into another “recycling”.
I took these images this morning from Ale’s and my balcony across the street from the closest recycling center. The dark container on the left is a dumpster where all of the garbage goes into. The lighter container on the right is a recycle container where portenos, who spend “mucho hora” sorting their garbage, place it.
Oh yah, and Macri was paid 10,000 pesos by the recycling company for each recycle bin that Macri allowed to be placed in the city. So, with 500 of these recycle bins around the street, times 10,000 pesos each, I think Macri is going to have a good Christmas.
- Rejoice When You Find Your Hands in the Trash? (ronkjones.wordpress.com)
- Waste recycling bin collections still regularly missed in Wealden – Sussex Express (greentomorrows.wordpress.com)
- All Hail The Recycling Bin. (livinwithalunatic.wordpress.com)
- Eco-chic Recycling in the New Year (ways2gogreenblog.com)
- Pizza boxes among items not welcome in recycling bins (KOB.com)