Reduce, reuse, repurpose: Does recycling make sense? | Greener Edmonds
Last updated 8/26/2021 at 9:40am
Are we actually doing any good when we recycle? This is a more complicated question than it should be.
If we decide this is the only thing needed to save the planet and that a pass gets issued on doing anything else or, the clear answer is no.
If we can make recycling work more efficiently and can increase the demand for products made from recycled materials, then the answer is yes.
However, there is a much better option than recycling.
Right now, most of the things we put in the recycle bin do not get recycled. A national average is something like two-thirds gets trashed. F...