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Why Recycling Isn’t Enough

Only 9% of the plastic ever produced has been recycled.

Did your jaw drop to the floor because ours did. Recycling is a tricky subject that often leaves people confused on proper disposal practices. Can I recycle this? Do I need to clean the container? What do these numbers and arrows mean? How do these get sorted? These are some of the many questions that arise with the way our recycling system has come to be.

The Ole “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” Solution

The well rehearsed “triple threat” we have been saying for ages Reduce, Reuse, Recycle really isn’t all that threatening to fighting waste. We have come to glorify recycling as the only solution to our environmental crisis of waste. When in reality, we have totally forgotten the reduce and reuse part that actually make more of difference than recycling. No we don’t hate recycling, but picture this. The world is facing a waste crisis that continues to flow from a faucet we can’t shut off. Recycling is like taking a mop to a running faucet. Yes it may help (with better recycling education and practices), but it isn’t the solution.