@Wayne Rout: What, do you favor not doing more for the environment?
I am in favor in Recycle program but I worried to get rid of my Electronics that
has some information I don't want anyone to retrieve. Sure you can pull out
hardrives from pc but what do you do with that hardrive and same with cell
We need to rethink our curbside waste collection and recycling programs. We should be collecting and recycling those materials that we don't
want in landfills because of their potential for causing environmental harm -
ewaste, spent CFLs, batteries, etc. Consumers have a hard time recycling these
things because they aren't collected curbside, it's not widely known
where or how to recycle them, they are recycled only a few times of the year,
and require special trips (how do the increasing number of people without cars
recycle these things?). Because of those difficulties, consumers are more likely
to throw those things out with the regular trash. Paradoxically, curbside
recycling programs typically collect those things that aren't harmful if
placed in landfills - things like glass, paper, plastic, etc.
Just look at the name of the outfit who conducted the survey and the results
shouldn't surprise anyone.A lot of cities are into recycling
with the blue garbage cans. It's a pity they charge you more to do that;
they're letting thet garbage people get rich by citizens paying a fee to
colllect the things that are recycled so the consumer pays double. The
recyclers should pay you for your stuff if it's really all that profitable.
I remember when aluminum cans started to be recycled decades ago and a person
could collet a couple tons of cans and make less than $15 for all their
effort.A major thing about recycling is that it COSTS, it
doesn't pay. Green is expensive and largely a warm fuzzy that doesn't
make one bit of difference.If you wanted to help the environment
you'd insist that a gasoline powered vehicle cost more and a natural gas
powered vehicle cost much less. That would solve the air pollution problem
overnight. But it makes too much sense to implement.
Recycling is like dotting the i and crossing the t while ignoring the weightier
issues.Recycling, for many materials is already a successful
venture. Most landfills are already sorting everything that is thrown away.
There is big money in recycled materials.If you want to tackle the
big items and really make a difference, cut your gasoline usage in half, divert
some of your power bill to the Rocky Mountain Blue Sky program and stop
prevaricating about climate change!
Typical liberal survey...decide what you want to say then gear the questions and
those surveyed to get that answer.
We say we do, yet we don't.We're just living up to
Utah's environmental motto: Multiply, multiply and pillage the earth.
Here's a radical thought or twoModerate your purchases. After
all, I have yet to see a U Haul being pulled behind a hearse.
A deposit based can and bottle recycling programme would do wonders in itself.