reduction is, on the face it, perhaps the most appealing of all the possible approaches
to solid-waste management.
-- William Rathje and Cullen Murphy
"What we are living with is the result of human choices and it can be changed
by making better, wiser choices."|
"Recycling one aluminum
can saves enough energy to run your TV for three hours."
recycling not only to protect the environment, but for economic reasons as well.
Disposal is simply too costly and too dangerous. The challenge is to redirect
the flow of raw materials going to landfill into strengthening our declining local
economies. The solution to pollution is self-reliant cities and counties.
-- Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 1990
time we stopped turning up our noses at the nation's garbage dumps and started
appreciating them for what they really are -- the municipal mines, forests, oil
wells and energy sources of the future!
-- Max Spendlove
|I only feel angry
when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use. |
understands that in a world of ecological interconnectedness there is no such
things as “away.” We don’t throw things “away,” we simply put them someplace where
they defile the land, foul the water, pollute the air or change the earth’s atmosphere.
-- Brian Walsh & Sylvia Keesmaat
spaced earth-sheltered towns offer sweeping views over the plains. High-speed
trains link the communities. Food is grown in the region. Bikeways are everywhere.
Nonpolluting hydrogen powers all vehicles. Sunlight and wind generate the hydrogen.
Note the earth-covered bridges, the continuous window bands, the wind machines
across the farmlands. In this new America, everything is reused, recycled, conserved."
-- Malcolm Wells
can tell how high a society is by how much of its garbage is recycled."
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