Saturday, July 26, 2008

Recycling: Did You Know...

...that recycling actually costs municipalities less than disposing of our trash? I've always heard "Recycling is so expensive," but the truth is that municipalities can actually make a profit on recycled materials. This could potentially keep waste management costs down and save taxpayers money.

It's another good reason to recycle, not that anyone should need reasons beyond the state of our environment and the depletion of our natural resources. Since there are people out there that still just don't get, or don't care, maybe the fact that their wallets could be a little thicker if they recycle will motivate them. According to this NPR story some cities are actually rewarding their citizens for recycling. I'm nauseated at the thought that the only way to get some people to be responsible for our planet is to give them a kick-back. Unfortunately that's what it might take to get around people's ignorance or apathy.