Recycled Content

“Recycling plastic is to saving the Earth what hammering a nail is to halting a falling skyscraper. You struggle to find a place to do it and feel pleased when you succeed. But your effort is wholly inadequate and distracts from the real problem of why the building is collapsing in the first place.” Scientific American: More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution. (So I’m guessing the fact that I agreed to forgo a straw for this morning’s ice coffee is also unlikely to be a solution?)

+ LA Times: Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle — but it’s no longer doing any good. “There’s no longer a recycling market for a lot of the paper, cardboard, plastic and other junk that’s left curbside.
Moreover, people are tossing garbage into those blue bins that they shouldn’t be.”

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