|Here's the truth: recycling is garbage. The recycling industry creates pollution, has to be subsidized by the government because it's cost ineffective, and is completely unnecessary. Contrary to popular belief, our landfills are not running out of space - we have enough room to last for thousands of years! So how did the bullshit of recycling get started?|
Yes, people often make mistakes about what they can recycle and how. In our area at least it has been shown to be more cost effective to just take all the recycling in one container and have someone trained to seperate it at the facility (rather than having multiple containers). I guess I don't undestand the arguement *against* recycling. Is it actually BETTER to have tons of garbage sitting around than to deal with it. And IMO, the "fact" that there is plenty of space to dump it is classist (and in the US, racists as well).
Were are all of these landfills? What happens when we do run out of space?
I will take the lesser of two evils thank you.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.
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The need for a reward (/financial compensation/etc...) to do *anything* in our society is rather disturbing (Heck, its cheaper to just have a pile of cr$p in the backyard... why not? )
Originally Posted by TiredX2
Heck, its cheaper to just have a pile of cr$p in the backyard... why not?
Mama of 3 amazingly sweet kids , living the dream on our urban farm
Remember the 3R's? Well, most don't bother with reduce or reuse, because recycling makes them feel they're doing enough. They don't take into account that maybe it's better not to buy the soda in cans in the first place. "I recycle, so the impact is negligable", which IS a load of crap. Really, what we should be doing in our quest to reduce garbage output is finding more sustainable alternatives to our throwaway culture in the first place . . .
Originally Posted by HerthElde
Really, what we should be doing in our quest to reduce garbage output is finding more sustainable alternatives to our throwaway culture in the first place . . .