Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

By Ana Grarian

50+ hippy chick from NY - STATE - and yes, I'm sensitive about that.

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Ken Carman
12 years ago

How true! I do a recycling puppet show for Metro and what folks don’t know about recycling is amazing. TN is close to dead last in recycling. , I’ve also seen people claim recycling is some commie/pinko, socialist, blah, blah, blah. Amazing how much some folks enjoy being ignorant twits.

Ken Carman
12 years ago

Is the link missing, or did I just miss it?

Ken Carman
12 years ago

Seems to me reusable is the best solution: as in recycle/reuse. Think of Trek where the food processor essentially moved molecules around to make the foulest waste into edible delights. Now we’re certainly not there yet, but turning milk jugs into reusable grain bags, cans into chairs, paper into more paper more magazines is certainly a start. Won’t solve everything, but it might lower those mountains of waste and cut down that methane stench we get every day Millie goes to work and we drive by a commercial dump where they’re only supposed to be dumping construction material. Someone please tell me how old 2X4s and bricks or cement turn into what suspiciously smells like bio-rot.

Ana Grarian
12 years ago

Recycling is great, if it doesn’t cause more problems by itself in toxic emissions and excessive water use. The more we can use truly biodegradable products the better. And of course, just using less stuff in general decreases the problem immensely.
My hubby used to haul “trash” from Canada to the US. It was supposedly inspected to be sure it was ok to put in the landfill. Well – what was on top, and showing was legal. Who knows exactly what was underneath and hidden. Which could have been discovered if another inspection was done when the load was dumped, and significant penalties were applied.

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