How Green is Recycling?

I have never really stopped to think about how my recycling efforts are paying off in relation to the energy expended to recycle those products. I just recycle. I recycle because it is supposed to be good for the environment and save landfill space. Then I saw this really great article at that addressed some of the most important aspects of the recycling ideology. I think that as consumers it is extremely important to take a look at the ways in which we have come to believe that something is good for the environment may really also be creating more problems at the same time. We should all take a step back and re-evaluate the ways in which we believe we are doing the "right" thing for the planet and make sure that what we knew 10 years ago is still the case.

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