There are several criticisms of recycling.
Now, it may be necessary to do the same for recycling the plastic products created by that industry, though in a perfect world, the industry that benefited from those past subsidies should help bear the cost of plastic disposal. And yes, as creators of the problem the industry bears a responsibility and should bear the brunt of the Problem with recycling costs.
They are also the ones most likely to benefit financially from a cost-effective method of recycling. John Thompson The oil industry pays a higher tax rate on their profits than the national average. Alternative energy actually gets the real subsidies.
There are no real oil subsidies, and of course they are not needed to make oil viable. Charles Barnard They pay way below market for the in ground leases.
Those are very valuable items, trillions of dollars worth. Trumps continuing astounding triumph arises from turning off government at every scale in every venue. I suppose that thin line between genius and insanity has vanished altogether.
Charles Barnard Where are the numbers? Could charge for plastic bags and containers, offering free clothbags, encouraging glass jars for storage, re-use of glass.
And it would help if more than about one quarter of eligible voters actually voted. Every great civilization exploits slavery. Slaves may not vote themselves free or rich. You are right about his well-known habits, as well as the best way to respond to him most of the time. You could go out in real life and register your friends and neighbors to vote.
Something there to be addressed besides registering, though I am in favor of DMV automatical registration…that does not in any way guarantee people will actually vote. We need to work against that. Everyone needs to vote. John Thompson Half the people by definition are below average intelligence.
So how would more of them voting improve anything? What about the people living on the dole? Maia Very hubristic attitude, to say the least. Then get back to us. Civilization exists for my low-cost happiness.
Rape the Nanny State. John Thompson So why does this article use pounds instead of tons? About like how they tried to use gallons of oil in the BP spill instead of barrels. If plastic lasts so long then we have a long time to get back to it to use it in the future, when new techniques and technology will exist.
Since we mine out far more materials each year — perhaps as we mine out an area it could be a repository for the plastic.Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources.
Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level—find information on recycling in your community. Disposing of waste has huge environmental impacts and can cause serious problems. In the UK much is buried in landfill sites – holes in the ground, sometimes old quarries, sometimes specially dug.
Apr 20, · Recycling is in trouble — and it might be your fault. "But we have record amounts of trash going into the recycling bins.” This is problem nationwide, Biderman said. "Ten or 15 years ago.
Responsible recycling When we drop off our old computers at an e-waste collection event, or have a recycler come and get them from our offices, we want to believe that the recycler is going to do the right thing: to reuse them if possible, and handle them in ways that are safe for workers and.
The 'whole' problem with recycling Date: August 22, Source: University of Alberta Summary: People are psychologically hard-wired to believe that products that are damaged or that aren't whole. The Plastics Task Force consulted with environmental organizations, plastics industry experts, recycling program operators, solid waste management companies, and public agencies.
The Task Force’s report is a comprehensive, scientific, and independent look at the full life cycle of plastics, from production through disposal.