The Environment is Overrated, Part 4

Do you recycle?

Because if you’re a good Democrat, you must recycle. It’s written in the bylaws. Al Gore says you must. Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

There’s just one problem. It’s pointless.

Recycling your plastic bottles, while it may make you feel better about yourself, will do nothing for the environment. Here’s why. The chemicals that go into plastic already existed before they were plastic. Nothing is created or destroyed, it just changes forms.

So we combine chemicals into a form that the sun can’t break down. So what?!

Eventually, maybe we’ll run out of the stuff that goes into plastic. Well, then I guess we’ll improvise, eh? That will mean it’s time to find something else to carry our water in.

But Incredipete, the landfills – there’s just no more room for them!


Have you morons been to the Midwest? The Southwest?

There are about 3,500 landfills in the U.S. But just imagine if we turned North Dakota into a landfill. We could go on happily for the next 5,000 years using it as a landfill. And the second plus is that we won’t have to displace anyone.

If you think putting your 10 bottles a week into a separate container is going to make a difference… by all means, go for it. I for one have more faith in the ecosystem and our ingenuity than that.

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