Recycling Reality

A picture is worth a million dirty words.

Saturday mornings, I look forward to the Treehugger Newsletter. I anticipate some beauty and some pain.

The beauty often comes from articles on what people & places are doing better, respecting nature and wildlife, cleaner transportation, gardening, sharing insights etc. The pain often comes from brutal reality of what our consumption of resources is creating/destroying.

FROM TREEHUGGER NEWSLETTER, treehugger.com

Plastic Recycling in the US Is a Fantasy

Plastic Recycling in the US Is a Fantasy—’It Does Not Work’

Plastic Recycling in the US Is a Fantasy—’It Does Not Work’
Plastic Week on Treehugger soon might be bigger and scarier than Shark Week on Discovery, as we keep writing new horror stories about the stuff. I have been saying for years that recycling was a fraud, a sham, a scam perpetrated by big business on the citizens and municipalities of America. But now it turns out it is also a fantasy, and is barely happening at all. A new study claims only between 5% and 6% of plastic is actually recycled, and I think it is even lower than that.” READ MORE

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