Thirty years ago before recycling started my father said to me that man would
one day mine the landfills because they would be the richest source of raw
material. Having recently toured a recycling plant he was right. It is hideous
how many resources would otherwise go to waste
el steve oHerriman, UTI just don't buy all the hype on this. If
this is such a good idea why am I having to pay to have recyc.s picked up?[Local Government scam - in most places other than Utah, citizen's
get a garbage bill redcution, the recycled material is sold to producers as raw
material. Blame your local Government for the double payments.]If it
is such a good idea where are all of the jobs and industry created from this so
called "green" scam?[FYI - 50% of everything you already buy
is made from recycled materials.]Research this just a little and you
will find...[You are completely wrong. and Yes, your comments are
heresy, I'm thankful it is just one mans opinion....and not reality.]
I just don't buy all the hype on this. If this is such a good idea why am I
having to pay to have recyc.s picked up? If it is such a good idea where are all
of the jobs and industry created from this so called "green" scam?
Answer - nowhere to be found. Have you ever seen a city park built by the
recycling industry? No. How many city parks and community projects have you seen
supported by Rio Tinto? Research this just a little and you will find this
recycling thing is not what it seems to be and typically costs much more than
using raw materials. - except in the case of aluminum (and you get paid for that
recycled material). If you want more trees, use more paper products, and it is a
myth that we are running out of landfill space - besides, they make great golf
courses. I know these comments will be considered heresy, sorry, just one mans
Welcome to the 21st century.Other American cities have been doing
this for over 30 years.Europeans have been doing it for hundreds....
It only took Utah about 40 years to start catching up with the rest of the
nation.But that's just in keeping with the old saying,
"Welcome to Utah. Set your clock back 20 years."
Brigham Young (I believe) taught "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do
without." Recycling is one way we can "use it up and wear it out".
"people are more than willing to take advantage of opportunities to recycle
their garbage"Yes, it is generally more work than just throwing
everything in the regular "trash" but a small price to pay.And then you have those who will smugly go out of their way to do just the
opposite. They pride themselves in choosing the regular trash over the recycle
container right next to it.You know who you are and you should be
After we make so much effort to extract oil and metals from the ground, it seems
beyond foolish to simply toss the refined products back into the ground. It
would seem the worst of stewardships.
I just wish the State would get more actively involved in requiring recyclng by
the the counties and setting up a system so people can recycle!