Saturday, April 26, 2008

post-Earth Day thought

Putting your stuff into the recycling bin is only half of the picture. Buying products with recycled content is the all-important other half. Recycling doesn't work if there is no market for the recycled materials. Paper towels are a good example. Here's a comparison test of several recycled paper towel brands vs. Bounty.


twestgard said...

Of course, at the root of it all is not buying stuff. The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra implies that they're equal, but the resources expended to make stuff, even recycled stuff, are still resources.

Fargo said...

C'mon, not buying any stuff just isn't realistic. Not buying unnecessary stuff is more like it.