Environmentalism is quickly becoming the world’s new religion. Al Gore would be very pleased if he knew that residents in Charlotte, North Carolina are having their recycling habits monitored by a microchip. This is from a news report:
Charlotte, NC — Homeowners in Charlotte don’t know what to think about their new recycling bins. That’s because the new bins have microchips.
The City of Charlotte has delivered the new recycling bins throughout neighborhoods. A chip embedded with a microchip can monitor when a household recycles and when it doesn’t.
The bins are being delivered for a new recycling campaign. The new bins hold six times the amount of recyclable trash. The city plans to pick up the bins every other week instead of weekly starting in July.
City leaders say the chip will be used to monitor which neighborhoods need to recycle more. They would then hold a campaign to get homeowners to increase they’re recycling. The city says this would be done either through mailings or appearances by the recycling department at community events.
The city says the chips can also be used to get a bin back to its owner if it’s lost. (Source) (emphasis mine)
Okay, what part of “Right to Privacy” don’t they understand? These bins are being used to determine “which neighborhoods need to recycle more.” How long is it going to be before people begin to be punished for causing harm to “mother earth” because the city leaders monitoring you don’t think you’ve recycled enough?
Welcome to “Nanny States of America.”