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Environmentally minded Californians love to recycle but it's no longer doing any good
Los Angeles Times ^ | July 9, 2018 | George Skelton

Posted on 07/12/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT by grundle

Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They’re helping the environment and being good citizens.

But their glow might turn to gloom if they realized that much of the stuff is headed to a landfill.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: trash
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1 posted on 07/12/2018 9:33:39 AM PDT by grundle
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But when will we clean up the refuse in Sacramento?


2 posted on 07/12/2018 9:37:35 AM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: grundle

The liberal green scam is a medieval indulgence ad plausible as recycling or buying carbon credits.

Its all about feelings not about protecting the environment.


3 posted on 07/12/2018 9:39:57 AM PDT by goldstategop (Croatian babes look thedThe In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Usually has. All they keep are the aluminum cans. The rest just goes in the same landfill as regular garbage.

When my kids were young we made it a homeschool project to follow trash and recyclables from our curb to its final destination. They were shocked. One is now a lawyer specializing in environmental law.

4 posted on 07/12/2018 9:41:44 AM PDT by blackdog
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Visited my wife’s family in CA recently. They have a minimum of three cans. One for green waste (yard clippings, tree trimmings, etc...), one for recycling (plastic, glass, paper, cardboard, metal), and one for trash. The trash can was the smallest of the bunch...


5 posted on 07/12/2018 9:42:19 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (There are two kinds of people: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

It’s like the bullet train... liberal projects never quite do what they’re supposed to do.


6 posted on 07/12/2018 9:42:34 AM PDT by goldstategop (Croatian babes look thedThe In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Indulgences at least had a purpose: to lessen one’s stay in Purgatory. Recycling is without any human or afterlife benefit.


7 posted on 07/12/2018 9:42:36 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: grundle

The other is an architect who does old building repurpose projects. Huge ones.


8 posted on 07/12/2018 9:43:45 AM PDT by blackdog
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To: IYAS9YAS

Liberalism is like a cult... you have to abandon reason and genuflect in front of its altars.


9 posted on 07/12/2018 9:44:38 AM PDT by goldstategop (Croatian babes look thedThe In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: grundle

Will this be the straw that breaks the “camels” back.

Notice it is not enough you separate glass and paper, you must remove the little cellophane window on envelopes, you must wash your pizza box, you must wash each of your containers.

And even when you do all that, it ends up in a land fill!

Environmentalist are nothing but control freaks.

The politicians go along with it as it is a revenue generator for their campaign contributor. So it is another wealth distribution scheme.

Politicians make laws that cost citizens money (but does nothing for the environment) and the re-cycle industry sends money back to them in the form of campaign contribution.


10 posted on 07/12/2018 9:44:57 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN (I am not an expert in anything, and my opinion is just that, an opinion. I may be wrong.)
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I have a GF who lives in CA who actually tears the labels off cans to put them into the paper bin.


11 posted on 07/12/2018 9:45:10 AM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Wallace T.

It’s to ward off the wrath of Mother Earth. Liberalism does have a church.


12 posted on 07/12/2018 9:46:30 AM PDT by goldstategop (Croatian babes look thedThe In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Why are you involved with a liberal?

Oh wait... love is blind!


13 posted on 07/12/2018 9:48:19 AM PDT by goldstategop (Croatian babes look thedThe In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Hilarious send-up of recycling bin programs from Portlandia.

https://view.yahoo.com/show/portlandia/clip/60042709/sanitation-twins


14 posted on 07/12/2018 9:49:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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“...Its all about feelings not about protecting the environment....”

Yes. Just like electric cars. Useless when it comes to the environmennt...because, where does the power come from to charge these “feel good” vehicles??? Yep, burning hydrocarbon fuels.

A huge lie.


15 posted on 07/12/2018 9:49:52 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: grundle

Environmentalism, especially as expressed by the average Californian, is nothing more than a phony fashion statement.


16 posted on 07/12/2018 9:49:59 AM PDT by PGR88
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If it doesn’t cost you anything, its hip to be an environmentalist.


17 posted on 07/12/2018 9:51:41 AM PDT by goldstategop (Croatian babes look thedThe In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: grundle

The LA Times wants my money—ummmm, I have an idea... :-)


18 posted on 07/12/2018 9:59:10 AM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

We throw stuff in recycle bin just cause the trash bin isn’t big enough. I don’t think or care what. I’ve never looked at the plastic code, I refuse to wash garbage out. It’s just a complete scam


19 posted on 07/12/2018 10:01:11 AM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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Do they use 3 different trash trucks to collect all the stuff?


20 posted on 07/12/2018 10:06:06 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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