Not only did Greenpeace’s recent study state that a fraction of plastics were recycled in the U.S. last year calling it a failed concept, now the green meanies have shifted gears and are using the occasion to accuse corporations, like fossil fuel companies, of being behind the recycling myth mantra. For decades, recycling has been… Read More Greenpeace Shifts Blame To Industry For Recycling “Myth”
A recently released Greenpeace USA study reveals that 95% of plastic set aside to be recycled ends up being part of the trash. Only about 5% of plastic set aside from recycling ends up being converted into new products. Plastic recycling rates are declining even as production shoots up, according to a Greenpeace USA report… Read More Greenpeace Study: Plastic Recycling A “Failed Concept”
The Boston Globe reports that three years ago the city of Boston paid $200,000 for recycling collections. Now the city pays $5 million. The article makes a similar point that The New York Times (who used to own The Boston Globe) did with a news report The Times published during March of last year. All… Read More More U.S. Cities End Recycling as Costs Skyrocket
Popular Mechanics published an article yesterday highlighting a house built in Canada made of recycled plastic bottles. There is undoubtedly a housing shortage and building homes with less expensive materials is the way to hold down costs for both builders and buyers. But the reason why housing prices are increasing is largely due to government… Read More The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles
During the early part of the century, the rallying cry for environmentalists carried by the mainstream media was Reduce, Recycle, Reuse! After almost twenty years and millions of dollars spent, America is finally coming to the realization that recycling is garbage. Almost ten years ago, Discover magazine vindicated what John Tierney wrote about in The… Read More America Finally Realizes Recycling Doesn’t Work
Tens of thousands of tons of recycled materials set aside in American cities and towns that have recycling programs may not get processed anymore, and will probably end up in landfills thanks to a recent ban enacted in China. According to The New York Times, since last summer, China no longer recycles foreign garbage as… Read More Your Recycling May Not Get Recycled
Some welcome news from The Wall Street Journal that US recycling programs maybe on the verge of collapse. As it turns out, scrap paper and plastic prices have dropped resulting in municipalities to charge residents more to collect material for recycling since to do so recycliong is no longer profitable and the costs continue to… Read More The Beginning of the End of Recycling?
John Stossel examines the perverted logic of recycling programs and the sustainability movement. This is a segment from his Fox News show special Green Tyranny.
We all like to recycle our garbage. Penn & Teller, however, demonstrate how we are fooling ourselves into believing recycling helps the environment. UPDATE 02/22/2021: The video originally for this post was taken down by the hosting website, Vimeo. However, here is the test Penn & Teller used to reveal how ridiculous recycling is.