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
Anna Groves | Discover | August 9, 2019 “We all care about the environment at least a tiny bit. Some of us more than others. But there are things a few of us do with the best intentions that, it turns out, fall somewhere between not helpful and completely counterproductive. Here are some of the… Read More 9 Things You Think Are Environmentally Friendly — But Aren’t
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
Back in February, Tucker Carlson was joined by Ethan Bearman to discuss the state’s proposed ban on plastic straws that was passed during August. The Golden State has a lot of bad problems but state politicians set aside time just to make sure plastic straws don’t go unaddressed.
Not only will 2018 go down as the year environmentalists got people to hate plastic, but it could also be the year more of it will be used too. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that Starbucks announced that the company will phase out using disposable straws by the year 2020 and replace… Read More Starbucks Plastic Straw Ban Will Actually Result in More Plastic Use
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.