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
Landfills good, recycling mostly bad.
If you recycle, read this
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