WBT's Katz Digs Up Trash At Convention
August 26, 2008 at 11:26 AM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Talk WBT-A-F/CHARLOTTE afternoon host JEFF KATZ is on Radio Row at the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, and happens to have the spot opposite a "Resource Recovery Station," which is known better to the outside world as a place to dump trash. The area includes separate bins for recycling, food waste (for composting), and all other items (headed for a landfill). But KATZ got a scoop by watching what happened next: A custodian showed up and dumped all three bins into a single trash bin and carted it away unsorted.
KATZ tells ALL ACCESS that "it is absolutely hysterical to watch the greener-than-thou types stand there for 10 or 15 minutes carefully separating nacho chips from guacamole from sour cream to place each in the proper canister (is it refuse? compost? recycling?), but the payoff is that every 45 minutes or so a trash guy comes along and just dumps all of it in to the same trash dumpster."
Pictures are up at KATZ' page on wbt.com, and video should be coming as well.