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Dorktron4Runner 6 points ago +6 / -0

I knew I hated this guy. He made an anti-vax joke in the video.

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dukey [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

Wouldn't normally listen to a green hippy as I disagree with the breathing out co2 kills the planet narrative. However sometimes I have nightmare visions of the future in which mountains of trash reach the sky, like something out of idiocracy.

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Qualityproduct 1 point ago +1 / -0

Wall-E

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StormzAComing 3 points ago +3 / -0

I mean, they take the recycling bin and put it in the same truck that the trash goes in. Then they take it to the same dump and the same pile of garbage. Yes you are definitely helping the environment by putting your juice and tea bottles in a seperate bin.

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justicein2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

Everything but aluminum, lead, steel and glass recycling are scams.

Those 4 tho.. they work. and make money.

Everything else is just grifting and shuffling stuff around in a shell game to make money and grants.

Industrally you can also add cardboard. we're pretty good at that one now. raw non consumer cardboard gets reycled almost 100%

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Bobb1 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cardboard makes good bedding for worms once you soak them.

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clemaneuverers 2 points ago +4 / -2

The German plastic bottle system is pretty good. The plastic bottles are thick, heavy duty, re-useable, and you get ten cents for each one you bring back to the shop. You put them in a machine, and they are brought back to the plant, cleaned and actually re-used. When you buy a bottle of whatever, sometimes you can actually see that it's not a new bottle cause of the dings and scrapes, and no one minds. They do the same with glass beer bottles.

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kalerg_plan 7 points ago +8 / -1

Plastic is too soft. Those dings and scrapes add micro pieces of plastic to your beverage. It also exposes more surface to leech plasticizers into the drink.

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MrBrrrrrrrrt 3 points ago +3 / -0

The beverage is on the inside. The dings and scratches are on the outside...

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clemaneuverers 2 points ago +3 / -1

Scrapes are on the outside of the bottle though, no? From where they bump against each other over their lifetime. It's the same with the beer bottles.

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justicein2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

It also provides more spaces for crud to hide and grow. the PET bottles are not as bad as hdpe/ldpe. but still.

if it's not brand new. it's not 100% clean.

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MrBrrrrrrrrt 4 points ago +5 / -1

Yeah. It's a good system. People are so focused on recycling, they overlook the more important reduce and re use.

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Eu-is-socialist 1 point ago +1 / -0

How much of if is subsidized ?

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ikuyas 1 point ago +1 / -0

They mix them up eventually. They do it in only small amount for the optics, and it uses more energy.

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ikuyas 1 point ago +1 / -0

well known

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Goldsteinbergsky -1 points ago +1 / -2

Only aluminum recycling is viable. Everything else is bullshit virtue-signalling as it's more expensive and pollutionary to recycle anything else.