America Finally Admits Recycling Doesn’t Work

As Discover magazine pointed out a decade ago, recycling is tricky business. A 2010 Columbia University study found that just 16.5 percent of the plastic collected by the New York Department of Sanitation was “recyclable.”

“This results in nearly half of the plastics collected being landfilled,” researchers concluded.


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5 responses to “America Finally Admits Recycling Doesn’t Work”

  1. wdfyfe Avatar

    It’s not the garbage we produce. It’s how we manage it. And as of now we’re not doing a very good job.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Louis Turner Avatar
    Louis Turner

    Looks like it’s happening all over. It’s all a con job. Check this video out:


  3. Puzzles of the Soul Avatar

    We have been conditioned for many years to do landfill and when you actually think about it, it is so toxic to the Earth. I like the reduce and reuse ideas in fact if we had paper bags instead of plastic for those who have a garden could compost it and that is reuse and recycle. There are so many youngster who are developing amazing ideas to use waste I think they should be encouraged. The Earth, Our Mother is suffering greatly from the toxic waste and many people do not have any idea about this. Very interesting post.


  4. Notes To Ponder Avatar

    The three R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle. Trouble is so much emphasis is placed on recycle, mankind ignores reduce and reuse. Recycle ought to be a last resort rather than the first option. Sigh.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Kenneth T. Avatar

      I agree; WE ARE a wasteful lifeform

      Liked by 2 people

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