Ever since the industrial revolution and the end of World War II, American consumption has been increasing. Single use plastics, paper products, and glass have become more common, and even clothing has become quickly disposable, entering secondhand stores faster than it can be sold. (more…)Read more
Reduce, Reuse, and Incinerate?
For the past few months, half of dutifully collected, rinsed, and sorted recyclables have not been recycled into new products as intended, but instead sent to incinerators and landfills. Well-meaning citizens of American cities continue to recycle with hopes that it will help the health of the planet and public, unaware that recyclables may actually…Read more