Recycling =/= environmentalism.
If you recycle, thank you. Thank you very much.
If all you do is recycle, please refrain from calling yourself any of the following:
- “going green”
Recycling is now part of our…
Very well said. Of course i recycle. I just try and weigh ‘what is worse’ and make the least impactful choice.
I made my comment because mostly people aren’t educated in this area and think that they can just put things in and magically it all turns out. In many situations just blindly recycling doesn’t do any good and even costs your municipality more money to recycle than other alternatives.
For example with the price of pulp being very low, unless a company promotes using post-consumer waste as a selling feature, its economically cheeper to buy new pulp. Our cities have a pulp excess they cant sell and it goes to the landfill.
Is it right? No. Is it the reality for now, sadly yes….
So for paper, using it as mulch for composts is the ‘less impactful’ choice.