Super sandwich bale — Utah man's idea nets wholesale recycling


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  • almostatic
    Sept. 2, 2009 2:30 p.m.

    RE: Mark
    That he drives a Porsche isn't a bad thing. You have to look at the big picture and consider his Conservation Ratio. This man and his company are responsible for millions of pounds of material getting recycled: his carbon footprint taken as a whole even with the Porsche is significantly more negative than yours and mine. Small contributions are important, but big picture is what will make a real impact.

  • overconsumed
    April 23, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    I think that the problem is in the use of the fossil fuels to make and trasport the bales, it may be a step but i know that this isn't the ultimate solution?

  • RE:underconsumptionist
    April 22, 2008 1:55 p.m.

    I think it's more correct to say that we're a decade behind the trend of a few small European countries. Which is still behind. As leaders in consumption, we should also be leaders in recycling and sustainability. It's just that when comparing ourselves to the rest of the world, we do pretty well. We just have to do better.

  • underconsumptionist
    April 22, 2008 8:45 a.m.

    Ashby's hope is that "as we drill further into the waste stream, pretty much everything can be recycled."

    In other countries, everything IS recycled. We're decades behind the worldwide trend in this country.

  • Mark
    April 22, 2008 8:24 a.m.

    And he drives a Porche?