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Re: [GreenYes] recycling plastic number 5's and 6's.
Sarah I. Wolpow wrote:
> I sometimes wonder about the cost/benefit of mailing things out to get them
> recycled. Trucking is such a huge source of pollution, it may be better
> environmentally to simply landfill the plastic rather than burn fuel to get it to
> a recycling plant... Any thoughts?

Yup - landfilling is simply a no-no - if it is expensive to recycle
something, then the polluter pays principle should apply -
responsibility from cradle to grave - this is the whole reason why
unsustainable packaging is being used so much - all the real costs are

from a practical point of view: rather collect at a single point, and
then ask the polluter to collect!


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