Today I walked into a Jamba Juice in San Francisco, grabbed a smoothie, and went to throw away the paper wrapper of my straw. I turned toward the trash and saw what’s in the picture above.
Being the green-conscience individual I am, I wanted to recycle the wrapper. Instinctually, I turned toward the blue flap and began to put the wrapper in that section. Then I stopped and read “Compost.” I was immediately confused.
Everywhere I’ve been has associated the color blue with recycling and the color green with composting. San Francisco even has these government signs teaching the public how to properly dispose their waste in the correct (and appropriately colored) bin.
No excuse for not being familiar with this color association.