Doomstead Diner Menu => Environment => Topic started by: azozeo on August 25, 2018, 10:24:37 AM

Title: Recycling Takes A Dump !
Post by: azozeo on August 25, 2018, 10:24:37 AM
You probably have no idea how recycling works.

Most Americans who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year likely think that the plastic and paper thrown into those special blue bins gets sorted by some nebulous government agency and automatically becomes an environmentally-friendly product.

But that's not how it works. Recycling, first and foremost, is a business.


https://mashable.com/2018/08/18/how-recycling-works/#g5pcixdramqF
Title: Re: Recycling Takes A Dump !
Post by: Eddie on August 25, 2018, 10:44:20 AM
You probably have no idea how recycling works.

Most Americans who recycle nearly 87 million tons of waste each year likely think that the plastic and paper thrown into those special blue bins gets sorted by some nebulous government agency and automatically becomes an environmentally-friendly product.

But that's not how it works. Recycling, first and foremost, is a business.


https://mashable.com/2018/08/18/how-recycling-works/#g5pcixdramqF

Good article. Reuse beats the shit out of recycling, every time.  I'm married to a dedicated recycler, and I do my bit. Ain't no contamination coming from our house (or office, for that matter).