An apology from the WasteZero team
Earlier this month, our company began distributing vouchers and trash bags in support of Charleston's program to provide trash bags for all residents. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to work with the city on this initiative.
Unfortunately, we have had challenges getting -- and keeping -- enough bags in stock at local retailers. I realize that this has inconvenienced the residents of Charleston. I understand, and I apologize on behalf of the entire WasteZero team.
Over 20 years, we have managed hundreds of programs with trash bag distribution to retail stores, but in Charleston the bags have sold more quickly than we have ever seen before.
That is no excuse. Nothing bothers me more than when people don't deliver as promised, and we failed to deliver to our standards.
We have learned from this experience, and we have changed the way we manage inventories to ensure that this month's problems will not happen again. We'll be ready when the next distribution happens in February.
I hope that the people of Charleston will accept my apology, and our commitment to make things right. Thanks for your patience as we prepare for a much smoother road ahead.
Greyhounds injured in great numbers
A recent letter by National Greyhound Association spokesman Gary Guccione included loose claims and inaccurate information intended to distract readers from the facts about greyhound racing in the state.
Guccione claimed that "the vast majority" of greyhound injuries are minor. This is refuted by data from the West Virginia Racing Commission. According to Commission records, 4,796 injuries were reported in the state between 2008 and June 2013. Roughly half of these were broken legs, broken bones, or lacerations. During the same period 289 greyhounds died or were euthanized.