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How Much Is Your Waste Worth?

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- 1744 days ago -
We all know how recycling is the responsible thing to do given the state of our environment. There has been enough said and written about the benefits of recycling to the community as well the environment.

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David C (25)
Friday September 13, 2013, 6:23 am
> We all know how recycling is the responsible thing to do
- actually not really.
"Recycling" is largely a myth (never a cycle, but a downward spiral at best) and mostly cosmeticism

NOT-consuming is the really-responsible thing

S S (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:47 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 12:57 pm
I don't agree at all with David that recycling is a myth. I'm a Master Recycler and we produce very little waste.
I do agree that we can start by reducing our consumption! A stained or scratched coffee table can very easily be sanded and refinished. Furniture in good condition that's outdated or doesn't match your new color scheme can often be re-upholstered for much less than than the cost of buying new. Repaint, refinish, or buy new hardware to update the look of cabinets and bedroom furniture.
Use your imagination, be creative.

Inge B (202)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 1:02 am
There is no garbage everything has a value


Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday September 14, 2013, 9:58 am
How do you not consume to at least a small percentage in this world David? Reduce, reuse, recycle are responsible actions and curbing your consumerism is key. Do you really need that product? Of course if there was less plastic and Styrofoam that would alleviate a lot of things too.
I remember people who were born around the turn of the last century telling me that they used to laugh at the sheeniemen; the rag and bone merchants as they were also called. Laugh if you will but many of them became successful businessmen who's children went on to become doctors and lawyers and scions of industry and commerce. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Too bad many of their grand children are too fashion and consumer addicted to even listen let alone practice the sensible actions of their forbears. I'm elite. I'm privileged. I rate. I want it now and I don't care about the cost or the after effects on the world I live in. That seems to be the motto. Oh well Miley, twerk it away.
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