On Recycling Plastic

“Recycling plastic is to saving the Earth what hammering a nail is to halting a falling skyscraper. You struggle to find a place to do it and feel pleased when you succeed. But your effort is wholly inadequate and distracts from the real problem of why the building is collapsing in the first place. The real problem is that single-use plastic—the very idea of producing plastic items like grocery bags, which we use for an average of 12 minutes but can persist in the environment for half a millennium—is an incredibly reckless abuse of technology.”

More Recycling Won’t Solve Plastic Pollution

(via Paul)

3 Comments leave a comment below

  1. Agreed!! Especially single use bottled water and to go containers. We’ve hit our maximum in recycling plastics and the stuff doesn’t decompose.

  2. Zzz… when there is an actual real problem we “humans” the private sector will fix it, everything else is just more wasteful spending by the government. We just had 8 years of zero progress, why? Because government don’t care or are accountable. Less government, less regulations more innovation.