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Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Time Has Come for International Recycling


I've held this opinion for quite some time that all cities in the US need to require we recycle.

Think about it.

All the paper, plastic, glass and aluminum we use?

Right now, far, far too much simply goes into wastebaskets first, then dump trucks, then into landfills.

How does that make any sense?

And the ones the worst at it?

Chain restaurants.

But all of us need to do this.

Then, I got thinking bigger and more broadly. I got to thinking statewide. Then, why stop there? We need this nationally.

But again, I got thinking bigger yet.

We need all nations, all people around the world to recycle. It only makes sense.

We don't have the room to just dump all this waste. And the fact is, it doesn't have to be waste. We can reuse it. And we know we can. Some of us have recycled for years.

Now? We all need to.

And like "Obamacare", Americans won't like being told what to do. They won't like it even if it's the next president in the White House and not this one. Being told what to do just goes against our grain. We're far too proud for that.

But in the meantime, take a quick look at what all this waste of paper, plastic, glass and aluminum is getting us. I saw this article yesterday. It's from ABC News:

Startling Images of the Tons of Trash in the World's Oceans



It just makes no sense to continue as we have until now. There's more here, this time on those waste dumps we've created, all around the world:



The time has come.

This makes too much sense. It makes far too much sense. We even need to do it just for ourselves but we need to do it for our children and grandchildren, as well, certainly.

And heads up, folks. It would create jobs, too.

Let's get this party started.



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