Friday, August 29, 2008

A big smelly hole in the ground.

I read a number of good short articles in the last few days about going green, eco-friendly, recycler things.
Here is the one I liked the most Green Business: Plastic Potion No. 9
The long and the short of it is, the only plastics that are really getting recycled are those marked 1 & 2. I quote, "..for many everyday folks, plastic is plastic, and they "recycle" it all. Sadly, all the things not labeled 1 or 2 get pulled out at the recycling facility and are trucked off to a big, smelly hole in the ground, where they will deposit their petroleum-based chemicals into the soil for the next 500 years."
You should read the whole article to find out more, you'll be glad you did. It is eye-opening. It only takes 3 or 4 minutes, it's a short article. Sorry to burst all those do-good-by-recycling bubbles out there but "recycling" is not all that you think it is. Now reducing that is the cool thing to do! Try going to one piece a day, you'll be glad you did and so will mother nature :)

In case the hyperlink doesn't work the article is at: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/128/green-business-plastic-potion-no-9.html

2 comments:

plasticfreenyc said...

wait, the link is not here! i want to read it...

plasticfreela said...

Sorry about that, the hyperlink isn't working...hum...I also posted the web address at the bottom of the post now Happy reading :)