Recycling: Guidelines, Challenges, & Resources
Recycling is a good thing. It keeps garbage out of landfills, keeps raw materials in the earth, and reduces energy consumption. But recycling can be inconvenient and confusing. And not everything put in the recycling bin actually gets recycled at all. In fact, some environmentalists even see recycling as a form of “greenwashing,” distracting us from the serious problems caused by our wasteful lifestyles. So what’s the deal? Should we recycle? If so, what are the rules? And what are the best ways to process our stuff to contribute to a cleaner, healthier planet?