Recycling Is Garbage
This article is from the way back machine, and from a time when the New York Times was not completely economically, environmentally, and progressively insane.
Very good article, with good points. But now after a few decades, the environmental religion has infiltrated our schools, and fully indoctrinated our young people that recycling is a good, both morally and economically.
It is neither.
When I was a child we recycled, but only things which made economic sense to recycle. Boy scout troops would come by monthly and pickup newspaper, and metal for recycling. This was a moral good, the boy scouts were able to help the community recycle valuable recyclables, we were able to assist them by tying up the newsprint, and bagging the metals, and the boy scouts earned money to help defray the costs of scouting trips and adventures.
Today, recycling is mandatory, if you do not, you will be taxed double or triple for your solid waste. Some localities even "audit" garbage and if they find recyclables the home owner can be fined or worse. There is no moral good in this, only obligation.
Progressivism is authoritarianism, the power to tell others what to do, and enforce that with money penalties, and even prison. The ability to command men with guns to do ones bidding is a powerful motivator for the authoritarian. These people are not saving the world, they are aggregating power, which they uses to gain more power. The end point is enslavement.
An election is coming, choose wisely.