You’ve been pretty good about separating out your plastic bottles and putting them into the recycling bin. Sadly, most of those bottles end up mixed in with the other garbage and buried under a mountain of bullshit. NPR: How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled. “We found that the industry sold the public on an idea it knew wouldn’t work — that the majority of plastic could be, and would be, recycled — all while making billions of dollars selling the world new plastic. The industry’s awareness that recycling wouldn’t keep plastic out of landfills and the environment dates to the program’s earliest days, we found. ‘There is serious doubt that [recycling plastic] can ever be made viable on an economic basis,’ one industry insider wrote in a 1974 speech.” Corporations misleading the public for profit. It’s the recycle of life.