In extremely exciting news, I've explained my views on waste disposal: What you think about landfill and recycling is probably totally wrong
What you think about landfill and recycling is probably totally wrong "This list sounds contrarian, but I think it’s actually the boring consensus view among people who are highly informed about waste disposal."
"Reusable straws and bags are often more resource intensive than single-use ones."
"The main downside of sending something to landfill is we miss the chance to benefit from recycling it – but recycling is only sometimes cheaper or better for the environment."
I'm frequently amazed how disconnected our conservation efforts are from what actions actually help with environmental conservation. Today's reminder: landfill vs recycling
We've suddenly decided plastic is evil, without giving it a moment's thought. We're such morons. (Read the whole article, by the excellent )
Want to learn more? Here's everything I think I know about waste disposal
"This list sounds contrarian, but I think it’s actually the boring consensus view among people who are highly informed about waste disposal."
Should I recycle plastic? defends landfill in but doesn't go as far as discouraging recycling. concludes recycling has lower GWP and energy use, but studies are old & carry big caveats. I'm torn.
If you recycle, read this
Landfills good, recycling mostly bad.
This one's going to be controversial. This article might just change your mind about one of the environmental movement's core articles of faith: recycling.
Plastics..."a pain to recycle," separate, clean; landfill sometimes best. "Recycling can be worse for the environment too...might [use] less energy, produce less pollution to make new [plastic] from scratch."
Well thanks for a completely different point of view. Lots to think about here