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Recycling - Is It Worth It?

Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, conservation, protection, recycling )

- 2054 days ago -
Most local authorities provide residents with containers in which they can sort and recycle their waste, as well as regularly collecting the recyclable material. It doesn't take much effort to sort our waste into separate piles, and recycling seems a

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Jane H (139)
Friday October 5, 2012, 1:02 pm
yes---I'm glad it said yes. we have a move on here to begin to recycle food scraps for composting. Already we compost yard waste.

paul m (93)
Friday October 5, 2012, 2:49 pm

Better too make some use of rubbish than not

Jerry B (128)
Friday October 5, 2012, 2:57 pm
Noted We all should do this..thanks Cher!

paula eaton (30)
Friday October 5, 2012, 3:20 pm
We have to do what we can to save the earth.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday October 5, 2012, 3:34 pm
Noted. Yes recycling is good for the environment, and can also be economically worh it with good strategies.
We get two recycle bins - one for waste and one for yard waste - and we put all used paper, cardboard etc into blue bags that are picked up curbside - and ah yes jars are put in a container that go the same day as th blue bags. Bottles, cans, tetro paks etc we pay an environmental fee for when we buy and we have depots to take them to and get our maney back. If wee could all get used to composting, we could sure drop the amounts going into landfill sites.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Friday October 5, 2012, 3:45 pm
All should do this. Noted and signed. TY

cecily w (0)
Friday October 5, 2012, 4:24 pm
Our city has singlestream recycling so we just need to put all listed recyclable materials in a special dumpster, together. This has been in effect a couple of years. We are now billed $11 per month for one weekly pickup by the city. (There was no dedicated billing for trash pick up before recycling started.) That's fine with me. It was amazing to find out how much of our household's waste was recyclable. (Another benefit is that the the other dumpster --the one that holds the non-recyclable waste--is usually less than 1/3 full when I have to push it down several steps each week. My back appreciates this.)

. (7)
Friday October 5, 2012, 5:44 pm
We recycle everything, but have to take it in to the recyle center and seperate ourselves. The only bin our town provides is for compost. It's worth it when you look at all you saved from landfills.

DeWitt Henderson (16)
Friday October 5, 2012, 6:56 pm
I don't believe I heard about that idiot's article when it came out in the 90's, but I've been recycling for 25 years, and I think it's ridiculous to even question its (recycling) worth. As this article points out, there are costs, hassles, etc. associated with recycling, but huge, huge amounts of paper, cardboard, glass, steel, and plastics have been kept out of landfills, reused and more.

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 5:09 am
I'd have thought re-using was even better - plastic bottles and glass jars and bottles can be re-used. In Italy I saw a machine dispensing washing up liquid, fabric conditioner, washing liquid and cleaning liquid into bottles people re-used. In the Netherlands and in other countries they still operate a deposit sysyem on many ot their plastic and glass bottles. Sure it costs, but in the long run, the cost of not doing this is going to be much greater on many levels.

Anna M (18)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 6:57 am
Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.
Chief Seattle, 1854
When all the trees have been cut down,
When all the animals have been hunted,
When all the waters are polluted,
When all the air is unsafe to breathe,
Only then will you discover
You cannot eat money.
Cree Prophecy
Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors
We borrow it from our Children.
Ancient Indian Proverb
The price of anything is the amount of life exchanged for it.

Helen Rees (0)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 8:06 am
I'm pleased to say that my county in Wales recycles virtually everything, apart from plastic film packaging and things like cat food pouches. This means that I send one bin bag of waste to the tip once a month rather than every week compared to 20 years ago. I just wish that more people would buy recycled products like TP or kitchen paper to make recycling more cost-effective.

Margery Coffey (8)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 1:45 pm
If we don't recycle and conserve we have no future.

Christeen A (368)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 2:05 pm
Yes it is. More people need to start doing it.

Naoko i (264)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:12 pm
Yes, recycling is good, and before recycling, reusing is better.. of course reducing is best.

louise Woychesko (1)
Saturday October 6, 2012, 4:44 pm
Who doesn't believe in recycling?

Julie W (32)
Sunday October 7, 2012, 2:44 am
While I realise that a recycling system has to pay for itself, it's sad when everything comes down to economics. 'Is it economical ?' is not always the right question. There are many things in life which are not, but we still do them. I see recycling as more of an environmental issue, and we need to keep on doing it.

Oh, and buy less stuff in the first place!

Carol H (229)
Monday October 8, 2012, 5:28 am
noted, thanks Cher

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