Sounds like we need to invest more in cleaner energy sources, rather than stop recycling. But until there is a demand for it, energy companies are going to stick with what works and what's profitable.FlamingGlory said:No shit. It's hilarious when people think little things actually help. Even if it wasnt /us/ polluting we live right next to a third world country [Mexico]. I'm fair sure that their main goal is RECYCLING.
Speaking of recycling (which I do in any case), when the amount of energy used to recycle something is greater than the amount of energy created by recycling you are essentially digging a bigger hole. Simple physics. Yeah we just recycled a ton of garbage but it used 10kwH from the COAL GENERATION PLANT up the road. Hurr hurr
Also, what's the only recycled product that counts for anything? Asphault!!! Aside from being the #1 recycled product, it's the only product that is actually 'green' when it comes to energy use.