The Implication and Symbolism of a House Made of Recycled Bottles

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…

America Finally Realizes Recycling Doesn’t Work

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…

Your Recycling May Not Get Recycled

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…

The Beginning of the End of Recycling?

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…