21 Jul '11, 11am

Getting Wasted: Recycling Stats From Around The World | Care2 Causes

I just want to point out that this info graphic was created by a company that sells cheaply-made non-woven polypropylene bags. In my opinion, these low-quality bags are just another contributor to the waste we create. I have to ask what kind of working conditions the people who work in a factory that can sell a reusable bag for only a few cents each must work in. Will the bag last long enough to cancel out its own footprint? Recycling is great, but it's not the solution to our over all problem with over consumption, nor is picking up a bunch of cheaply-made reusables. The solution is buying quality items and reusing them over and over rather than recycling them or throwing them away.

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/getting-wasted-recycling-stat...

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