Is there a better way of doing this?
tim.wintle at teamrubber.com
Sun Mar 8 08:02:59 CET 2009
On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 15:49 +1100, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> If the environmental costs of recycling something are worse than the
> environmental costs of throwing it away and making a new one, then
> recycling that object is actually harmful. But I digress.
Unless you live in a country that imports most of these goods, in which
case by recycling you keep money in the economy rather than buying goods
from elsewhere - it's never mentioned, but I'm fairly certain that's one
of the main reasons that the UK government loves forcing us to recycle
(obviously doesn't change how "environmentally harmful" something is)
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