So what does happen to all that stuff you put in the recycle bin?

Here is a fantastic journey through the recycling process with the Green Lantern, Brendan I. Koerner, at Slate about just how all that stuff you’re throwing in your recycle bin gets recycled, if it gets recycled at all. I’m not sure that Bill McDonough would agree with the Lantern’s assessment that “Despite its labor-intensive and relatively inefficient nature, plastics recycling still makes long-term sense.” but it is still a great article and food for thought.

Three thoughts instantly come to mind after reading this: buy less, buy smarter, and reuse more of what you do buy.

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