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Recycle, reuse, refuse: A moral tale of bags and rabbits

"Recycle? Are you kidding? I don't have room to store a bunch of junk. How would I get it to wherever it's gotta go? It's too hard."

I understood her objections. Where I lived in Washington it was easy. The mega-giant Waste Management distributed recycle bins along with the garbage bins and emptied both on pick-up day. We paid for recycling as part of our garbage bill. I sorted aluminum and metal into one bin, cardboard and paper into another and glass into the third. Since then, WM has simplified the process. Everything recyclable goes into one bin. Their recycle bin is three times the size o...


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