Recycling is Bulls**t
This week is National Recycling Week - but is the whole thing just a bunch of bullshit? Does recycling actually make a difference? According to one blogger, no it doesn't. It's just all a big scam to make people think they are making a difference, but really, no one cares.
Lets call recycling what it is- a fraud, a sham, a scam perpetrated by big business on the citizens and municipalities of America. Look who sponsors the National Recycling Coalition: behind America Recycles Day: Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Anheuser-Busch, Coors, Owens-Illinois, International Bottled Water Association, the same people who brought you that other fraud, Keep America Beautiful.
Recycling is simply the transfer of producer responsibility for what they produce to the taxpayer who has to pick it up and take it away.
Heather Rogers wrote in "Message in a bottle" about how they did this. The Keep America Beautiful campaign started a few years after the introduction of disposable bottles in the early 1950s. Soon bottles were everywhere and states were considering bans on disposables. So American Can, Owens-Illinois and Coke got together to basically invent the concept of litter. They said "packages don't litter, people do." (sound familiar?)
So what do you think about all of this? Should we even bother recycling at all or is this something that isn't going to make much of a difference in the coming years?
Personally, I think recycling is really important and it does make a difference. If people couldn't be botherd to return their bottles for money and just threw them out, imagine how many would end up in the landfills? It would be a problem of catastrophic proportions. I think anyway. What do you think?