Thursday, August 7, 2008

Texas Full of Idiots; Recycling Trendy and Over-Hyped!

Strike another blow against the environment, the American south, intelligence and the survival of man/woman-kind.

Houston hates to recycle. The NY Times reported last week about how Houston doesn't give a shit about anyone but themselves. They are the worst recycler among the 30 largest cities in the US, but even that fact does not really convey how piss poor they are at this whole new found recycling fad.

"Houston recycles just 2.6 percent of its total waste, according to a study this year by Waste News, a trade magazine. By comparison, San Francisco and New York recycle 69 percent and 34 percent of their waste respectively. Moreover, 25,000 Houston residents have been waiting as long as 10 years to get recycling bins from the city." (nytimes)
At least this d.b. will be heading back your way soon. Good luck with that. Can we send any other trash your way?

And leave it to their mayor to be the biggest idiot of them all: "We have an independent streak that rebels against mandates or anything that seems trendy or hyped up,” said Mayor Bill White."

Well, good for you Texas, good for you, you've once again proven to be the fucking psycho 16 year old high school sophomore that listens to the sex pistols in your parents basement, shops at thrift stores, not to mention hot topic, smokes camel wide cigarettes out behind the school bus, and doesn't go to the prom because you're so ugly and scary that you can't find someone to go with you so you say it's cliche and you're better than it, even though you'd totally go with that cute chick that looks like that girl from clarissa explains it all from homeroom in middle school that you are unwilling to admit to even yourself that you still have a crush on that has no idea who you are, not to mention the fact that you'd generally sell out in a fraction of a second if the popular kids even looked at you once with anything other than pure, unconditional pity, which they won't even do to your face because they are so scared of you and what you like to pretend you're capable of so they just continue to not talk about you while they are drinking their wine coolers or natty-lite on Friday night at that stupid kids, with the stupid out of town parents, house on the cul-de-sac on the rich side of town while you’re smoking your bad pot, drinking your mad dog and trying to figure out how some day you can screw the man by … … … not recycling.


Anonymous said...

Recycling is bad for the environment unless you know how they do it in your community. Only thing worth recycling everywhere is Aluminum as it costs less than mining for Bauxite. Paper recycling is the worst for the environment until recently and no one is doing it the proper way in the US. We will never run out of trees just like we don't run out of Flowers, Fruit, or anything else that grows. Most paper is made from tree farms not old growth like the environmental hype would have you believe. It costs more and pollutes more to put another truck on the street than the ones that already picks up your trash. Once the paper is ready to be recycled it has to be bleached and old ink has to be removed. This byproduct ends up in 50gallon drums of sludge and toxic inks. What do they do with that...exactly they dump it somewhere. Japan has started turning the byproduct into bio diesel but I have yet to hear of a paper recycling plant in the US that does this yet. So by recycling paper you pollute more and don't save any trees.

Plastic is even worse cause we pay for it in our taxes to get recycled and then it gets sold to companies that make millions off of it to make fleece jackets and other things made from recycled plastic we still keep paying for it to be taken and see no return or drop in taxes from the money the city is making off of it.

Recycling in it's current form is worse for the environment!! It is all just a trend with no proof to back up what it's supposedly doing for the environment and its not saving us money or energy.

jg3 said...

re: plastic recycling..

I suppose that the money I'm paying the government to find a home for my used plastic bottle is a worthwhile expense and one I am willing to pay to ensure that my plastic bottles don't end up in the earth or sea.

And the $14 polyester fleece jacket my old bottles were made into kept someone warm and (possibly) fashionable last winter. What's wrong with that?