RECYCLING QUOTES

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Recycling quote

Recycling is more than just a response to the environmental crisis and has assumed a symbolic role in beginning to change the nature of western societies and the culture of consumerism. Indeed many environmentalists assume that there will be an inevitable shift from our "throwaway" society to a post-industrial "recycling" society of the future.

MATTHEW GANDY, Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

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While recycling is great in a lot of ways, the ultimate goal is to get people to prevent waste in the first place.

MCKENZIE JONES, "Recycling made easier with new city app", Arizona Daily Sun, February 11, 2016

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Recycling turns things into other things. Which is like MAGIC.

ANONYMOUS

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All the human and animal manure which the world wastes, if returned to the land, instead of being thrown into the sea, would suffice to nourish the world.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

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Recycle. The possibilities are endless.

ANONYMOUS

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It started as a selfish act and has turned into a way of life. I can't stand to watch someone throw anything away that belongs in my green bin.

JEN HATMAKER, 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

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Recycling is often portrayed within environmentalist literature as integral to the conception of an alternative society founded on small-scale community based industries and commune type human settlements. The aims is to create self-sufficient sustainable urban communities based around local production for local consumption from local resources.

MATTHEW GANDY, Recycling and the Politics of Urban Waste

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There is no such thing as "away". When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.

ANNIE LEONARD, attributed, The Story of STUFF Project

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Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society. We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.

ERMA BOMBECK, attributed, The Official Mom Book

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If you're not buying recycled products, you're not really recycling.

ED BEGLEY, JR., attributed, Living an Eco-Friendly Life

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One green bottle,
Drop it in the bank.
Ten green bottles,
What a lot we drank.
Heaps of bottles
And yesterday's a blank.
But we'll save the planet,
Tinkle, tinkle, clank!

WENDY COPE, "A Green Song", Serious Concerns

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Recycle the present, save the future.

ANONYMOUS

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Never refuse to reuse.

ANONYMOUS

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Recycle today for a better tomorrow.

ANONYMOUS

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The majority of the residential group, if questioned, will confirm that they are anxious to support recycling initiatives, that they do so because they are concerned for the environment, and that they do themselves actively separate their waste for recycling. If what they avow is true, then it is somewhat surprising that source-separation schemes do not enjoy a much higher success rate. The reason appears to be that privately many householders find source separation inconvenient, occasionally untidy, and properly the responsibility of the municipality rather than themselves.

A. G. MANSER, Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste

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Many communities are faced with difficult choices when it comes to expanding or even maintaining current recycling efforts. How will they pay for the service while state and federal financial support disappears? The answer often comes down to a choice between other critical services like police and fire protection or even street cleaning.

MARC J. ROGOFF, Approaches to Implementing Solid Waste Recycling Facilities

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Any realistic recycling scheme will require some form of prior separation, since any attempt to pick through significant quantities of crude waste for recoverables is both impossible and even potentially hazardous. So the waste producers must be encouraged to keep separate those items destined for recycling, and this in turn leads to separate collections or special vehicles, both expensive activities.

A. G. MANSER, Practical Handbook of Processing and Recycling Municipal Waste

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Listen up, you couch potatoes: each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.

DENIS HAYES, attributed, E Is for Environment: Stories to Help Children Care for Their World--at Home

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My recycling guy knows 2 things about me ... I don't recycle very often and I like beer.

SILVER S., Facebook Quotes and Status Updates, Volume 1

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Is recycling to do with global warming? Need you ask? Well, I only ask because we've been recycling for twenty years or so, and no one was talking about global warming back then.

JULIAN BARNES, Pulse

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