31 Aug

IS RECYCLING A SCAM?

What if very little of the rubbish we send for recycling,

  • which has to go through trade-union backed government employee sorting process (expensive),
  • which is sold to non-governmental recycling companies (who have to make a profit)
  • who largely exist in other countries (e.g. Asia),
  • who find high levels (up to 40%) of CONTAMINATION (e.g. dirty jars),
  • which aren’t recyclable (e.g. pizza boxes),
  • which are now being rejected by those countries,
  • which is forcing the price of rubbish to drop rapidly,

actually gets made into NEW products (approx. 9% since recycling started)? Would you then consider that recycling is a way to make consumers feel less guilty.

REUSE, REDUCE, RECYCLE