Sunday, January 21, 2007

America is Exporting Environmental Nightmares

How's this for irony: The title of the article is "Making Trash Into Treasure" but the article ends with "Yet it's still a sensitive issue. No matter how bad the environmental damage, China's appetite for resources shows little sign of abating."

We're supposed to cheer that our recycling is being shipped to China to be used to make more crap for us and be only slightly concerned that the poor regulations in China are leading to serious environmental problems? Nice. Recycling was supposed to help us limit our negative impact on the world...or was it just to make us feel better about our consumerism. Shop on.

Old, but not so old stories on the same topic...
UK sends crap to China
Old Computers Often End Up in Toxic Heaps in Developing Countries
One Man's Trash Doesn't Necessarily Become Another Man's Treasure

1 comment:

rebeckspe said...

Dear Mayor Hick,

I want to know where the contents of my giant purple recycle bin are going.

Chop chop.