When I separate my trash, how do I know I’m putting the ‘recyclable’ bits in the right bucket?
Without being an expert in waste handling, I don’t really know.
Plus, if there’s an innovation in the waste processing – and something previously bound for the landfill can now be re-processed, the non-waste-handling experts among us would be the last to know.
Meaning a great deal of potentially useful resources are still getting buried, along with years of other now-useful bits.
What if we could mine landfills, for all the un-recycled treasures they’re holding prisoner?
Forget ANWR, we need to encourage drilling for oil in Puente Hills.
If not oil from plastics or aluminum from cans, how about just the land itself?
This post inspired by MPR’s “Food: the next frontier in recycling” report
(Yes, this goes back to my single-sort post)