A Nationwide Recycling Program?

Since I live in Michigan I am well aware of the real money behind recycling. Here in Michigan, and also in a few other states beer and soda can/bottles that are purchased are automatically required to pay an extra 5-10 cents for "deposit". People in these states have to return the empty product to any store to receive their "deposit" back. Now this does work on some level, as it forces people to think twice when they toss away a beer/soda can into the garbage.

The question to you is "should people really be forced into recycling", I mean it seems like common sense to me. If you really think about it, when you go to the store and buy a can of corn you are paying for the corn inside and the aluminum can on the outside, yet most of us will simply toss this in the trash, not even thinking that the aluminum you just tossed in the garbage is actually worth something. Sure it might not be much, but think about all the other items that could be recycled, milk containers, newspapers, beer cans, bottles, and just about anything else that is glass, aluminum, plastic, cardboard, or paper. You are literally throwing away the savage value of all of these products.
So my question is why isn't there a company out there that will pay for your trash? "One man's trash is another man's treasure" after all! So hey go out there and make a difference... I mean you can only bury so much trash before it becomes a real problem, right?!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have been wondering about this myself. I myself believe we should have a nationwide bottle/can deposit program, and I'd like to get this started as a petition. It's simply ridiculous how many bottles and cans I see around here in MD, where there isn't a recycle deposit program, whereas in HI, where I just came from, people always think twice before they toss away bottles/cans.

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