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Bottom line is recycling has to be a money maker for the people that collect the recycles. More products, IN THIS COUNTRY, should be made from recycled material.
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yeah I don't think that's the answer either. But the government does need to have a role in it somehow.
Why? The only involvement I could see from the government is heavy handedness with fines and penalties for not abiding by some arbitrary rule.
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Why? The only involvement I could see from the government is heavy handedness with fines and penalties for not abiding by some arbitrary rule.
It's been decades and the free market hasn't come up with a solution yet. Some problems can only be solved by government. I don't think we need fines and penalties though. There can always be tax credits and other sorts of incentives. One thing I'm certain is that we could solve this issue if there was enough political will to do so.
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It's been decades and the free market hasn't come up with a solution yet. Some problems can only be solved by government. I don't think we need fines and penalties though. There can always be tax credits and other sorts of incentives. One thing I'm certain is that we could solve this issue if there was enough political will to do so.
While incentives are also better than 'punishments' (penalties), it shouldn't come to that.

Most people (notice I underlined that) react pretty well to ease and convenience. Such as my situation, the INconvenience of having to save up enough of the other-than-1-or-2 plastics to make that run to the landfill worthwhile. Instead, how about a 'mixed plastics' bin at the convenience center locally. I've suggested it a number of times at the County Comm meeting, where it stalls out at 'Thank you, we will discuss it.' Unfortunately, I don't have the time to pursue it through more channels.

As I previously stated, actively purchasing less products in plastic to start... a plastic gallon jug of milk, versus two half gallons in cardboard. I've even gone so far as to bring inexpensive brown paper bags for fresh produce, rather than the plastic produce bags on a roll that they offer. Reusable bags to tote the groceries home. One or two items from the store, no bag needed at all... etc, etc....
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we recycle. they still take our stuff.
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