Thursday, March 6, 2014

Penn and Teller on Recycling

San Francisco moved to restrict the sale of plastic water bottles on city property on Tuesday, the first such action by a major U.S. municipality and the latest in a string of waste-reduction measures that included a ban on plastic grocery bags.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to begin phasing out the sale and distribution of water in single-use plastic bottles on city-owned or leased land next fall, and to ban future water bottle purchases with city funds.

"There are incredible, enormous environmental costs of plastic water bottles," said Supervisor David Chiu, who introduced the measure. "It takes 1,000 years for a typical plastic water bottle to biodegrade."

1 comment:

  1. I sure wish I could get this message out even further, but I'm up against an entire 'Religion' with this recycling BS.
    Here's a great talk by Floy Lily at Mises, giving a High School economics class the low down on this subject: