Recycling

Recycling

Recycling is an attempt to ease the rate at which we waste our limited natural resources.  Many cities now have curbside recycling programs to reduce the number of landfills.  Many states and cities now have mandatory recycling laws that require return -use or payment of container deposits on beverages. But the United States has no mandatory federal recycling law.

Cry Wolf Quotes

Recycling has become the most primitive form of materialism: the worship of materials.

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John Tierney. The New York Times Magazine.
06/30/1996 | Full Details | Law(s): General: Recycling

Recycling may be the most wasteful activity in modern America: a waste of time and money, a waste of human and natural resources.

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John Tierney. The New York Times Magazine.
06/30/1996 | Full Details | Law(s): General: Recycling

It is impossible to reach a mandated recycling level unless you take all the people in New York City, put them in prison, and force them to recycle.…I think the law is absurd.

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Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R). From the New York Times, “Giuliani Attacks Recycling Goals as a Suit is Filed”.
07/03/1996 | Full Details | Law(s): General: Recycling

[Recycling] neither conserve[s] scarce resources nor help[s] to protect the environment.

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Cato Institute