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How big oil misled the public into believing plastic would be recycled

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  1. vord
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    Yea, recycling has always been a scam. It was a marketing pitch for companies to justify not having to use reusable containers anymore, then blame individuals for littering and making too much...

    Yea, recycling has always been a scam. It was a marketing pitch for companies to justify not having to use reusable containers anymore, then blame individuals for littering and making too much trash. Really the only recycling that 'makes sense' is metals. Paper is renewable enough that there should be a cost/benefit done of energy required for continual compost/grow/harvest vs tossing recycling in the mix.

    Ban any plastic not designed for 100+ uses.

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  2. elcuello
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    Fuck him! Just fuck him! Capitalism at its finest and he wasn't in a position where he lived day to day and had to keep his job. I give him zero probs for realizing this while enjoying his...

    And as he thinks back to those years he spent in conference rooms with top executives from oil and plastic companies, what occurs to him now is something he says maybe should have been obvious all along.

    He's retired now, on the coast of Florida where he likes to bike, and feels conflicted about the time he worked with the plastics industry.

    Fuck him! Just fuck him! Capitalism at its finest and he wasn't in a position where he lived day to day and had to keep his job. I give him zero probs for realizing this while enjoying his retirement in god damn Florida. I'm so fucking tired of this bullshit and apologetic people that didn't know. He knew and didn't care - at least admit it.

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