This is one reason I dont recycle. The other day I watched this huge recycling truck come down my lane, stop at every second or third house,and two guys who were obviously taking thier time empty the green boxes which hardly contained any material. Two hours later a pickup truck from the same recycling outfit comes down my lane to pick up the stuff in my neighbors green box because the first guys obviously overlooked it. Talk about service, try phoning a complaint like that to the regular civic trash pickup service.
I wonder how much fuel they waste, idling like this, taking thier time, emptying a few boxes of almost worthless plastic and glass and paper. It costs almost $300 a ton to recycle this junk and ship it to places like China, where they pay your environmentally harassed politicians and civic leaders about $25 a ton for it, if that according to global prices for scrap plastic and paper.
It is amazing to me how the environmental organizations have hoodwinked the public into buying thier recycling fantasies without telling us the huge carbon footprint that recycling actually entails. And dont forget about all that hot water going down the drain when you clean all those containers.
I wonder why the public hasnt caught on to this incredible green swindle, and the huge carbon footprint that the civic green box programs in all cities of North America leaves behind. The programs, the trucks, the huge recycling warehouses, the ocean liners filled with junk going to China to be recycled and then coming back as “unrecyclable” cardboard. Yes those funny yellow cardboard boxes from China that come back to us cant be recycled again.