Stop Recycling

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Environmental and financial reasons that recycling doesnt work.

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Stop Recycling

  1. 1. Save the Earth
  2. 2. “Common sense is aset of prejudicesacquired by age 18”
  3. 3.  Feels good Saves energy Saves money Saves trees Saves landfill space Improves Environment
  4. 4. 1. Wastes money2. Adverse affect on the environment3. Wastes resources
  5. 5.  Mobro 4000 –1987 NY garbage going to Louisiana landfill 6 week voyage on east coast 1989 EPA paper : The Solid Waste Dilemma: An Agenda for ActionJ. Winston Porter –EPA assistant administrator“We’re running out of places to dispose our trash”“1/3 of the nations landfills will be full in the nextfew years”“If we wait, the problem will get worse”
  6. 6.  Heavy subsidies hide the true cost Cost to US taxpayers was $8 Billion Cost is 3x more than regular garbage ▪ $50 per ton for mixed garbage ▪ $150 per ton for recycleables $33 million in NY alone 40% of garbage picked up for recycling ends up in landfills
  7. 7.  New paper is wasteful  Recycled paper is eco-friendly Using new paper contributes to deforestation
  8. 8.  Paper is made from trees  Grown and sustainably harvested to make paper We have 3 times more trees now than in 1920 Due to recycling efforts, large areas of these forests are being sold off to build housing
  9. 9. 1. Special truck picks it up2. Recycling center – uses energy, emitspollutants3. Truck to paper mill – could be miles away4. De-ink and bleach - leaves behind a toxicsludge5. Pulp is turned back into paper on machinesthat use more energy6. Truck brings recycled paper back to printer
  10. 10.  Americans make 220 million tons of trash each year Dirty Dangerous –methane gas Running out of landfill space
  11. 11.  Not near groundwater Site cannot be on a fault line 3 feet of impermeable clay Trash is buried under dirt then converted into park space etc. Methane is harvested and used for energy  Powers 50,000 homes for 30 years
  12. 12.  Feels good Saves energy Saves money Saves trees Saves landfill space Improves Environment
  13. 13.  “Recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America. It is a waste of time and money, a waste of human and natural resources” -As reported in the New York Times on June 30, 1996

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