Comment 73127

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted January 17, 2012 at 15:18:54 in reply to Comment 73125

The friend I'm primarily quoting here has done the entire city tour, on a personal invitation (unrelated to his temp work).

I could also quote other friends who've ended up working (and even managing) in the plastics recycling industry. The best quote I've heard to describe it would be "the plastics industry is extremely regulated for health and environmental reasons...until you put the word "recycling" on it, then nearly all of that goes away". Many of these companies exist mainly as speculators, buying, chipping and reselling warehouses full of plastic. Plastimet would be a good example here...

I'm passionately, even militantly in favour of recycling, but I don't like to have any illusions about the current state of affairs. We need to do a lot more. "Downcycling" just isn't enough.

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