Quote – Cato Institute

Mandatory recycling creates waste and destroys wealth without solving any "problems." It is the equivalent of Soviet planning: the state first micromanages an economic activity and then builds an elaborate system of controls and subsidies to sustain it. Resources are wasted to generate recyclables, and then resources are wasted to encourage their use.

Grant W. Schaumburg, Jr., and Katherine T. Doyle, for the Cato institute study “Wasting Resources to Reduce Waste: Recycling in New Jersey”. Regarding New Jersey’s mandatory recycling law.

Wednesday, January 26, 1994