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Glenn called his VP of Studio Operations and SVP of Studio Operations (who was “in traffic”) on the radio show today to answer for what he called ‘almost Mercury treason’ concerning some new policies being implemented. What has Glenn so flustered that he disturbed the entire show to address it? Some new ‘green’ policies sent Glenn over the edge…

Check out the email that circulated the studios just a few weeks ago:

Hello Everyone,

We are pleased to let you know that we now have two water coolers available to you. One is located in the kitchen downstairs and the other is upstairs in the south side production room. Water bottles are still available for use in areas that have exposed equipment. However, we encourage you to use water from the coolers when at your desk as they are much more cost effective and environmentally friendly. If you happen to refill the water cooler you only need to remove the sticker, there is no need to remove the top. We understand that the cups that come with the cooler are small, so please feel free to bring in water bottles or larger glasses for personal use.

On a related note, we will be begin recycling plastic bottles as well as cardboard & paper. You will be seeing receptacles labeled accordingly. We appreciate your cooperation in placing items in the appropriate receptacles.

Thank you!

Eric
CC: Sarah, James

Here you can see a follow up e-mail, further stressing the importance of being “enviormrntally friendly:

Hello Everyone,


I want to start off by thanking everyone for making the switch to using the large water coolers when possible. I think it’s been very successful so far.

On a related environmentally friendly note, there are some updates and requests that we would like to make everyone aware of.

1. We have a long cardboard box downstairs on a table by the far right loading dock door for the recycling of light bulbs. Please don’t throw your old light bulbs out in the garbage as we are paying to recycle them. If you need to know where it is specifically I would be happy to show you.
2. We recently purchased some inexpensive cardboard containers for the recycling of card board and plastic bottles. They are located throughout the building in areas where they seemed needed. These may eventually be replaced by large blue recycling garbage cans, but for now please use these for recycling only.
3. Blue recycling cans vs. black trash cans. Please use the blue recycling cans for paper, plastic and cardboard and the black cans for trash. If you notice an area that does not have one or the other, please let me know and I will work on getting what is needed for that area.

Thanks,

James

So a little recycling – no big deal, right? But what about when things go too far…like when recyclable spoons disintegrate while stirring hot coffee?

Watch the clip at the top of the page for the full story and to find out the fates of these environmentally conscience individuals!