Recycling is pretty much a waste...
This came up over the weekend, so here are some enlightening articles on the wasteful myth of recycling.
Here is a great article that ran in the New York Times Magazine in 1996, Recycling is Garbage .
Apart from some touchy feely feel good about mother earth sorta stuff, there is little point in it.
Especially when it comes to glass bottles. Glass is made out of sand. We are not running out of sand.
Now I want to be clear about this: reducing what we use and reusing what we use are still good ideas. Driving a more fuel efficient car, and driving less -- still good ideas. But rounding up a bunch of bottles, washing them out, and sending them to some processing facility to be recycled -- when it costs less and uses less energy to make new bottles -- just makes no sense.