Is it just a California thing? Doesn’t recycling reduce waste? Doesn’t it save money? Doesn’t it save the planet?
Reduce, reuse, recycle.
On my way to Burning Man, I made one last shopping stop at a Save Mart in Reno. I bought bread, chips, wine, soda, crackers, cookies. I swear to God the cashier put each item into a separate plastic bag. I had a freakout. Plastic? We don’t use plastic anymore! I guess we only care about the environment in California. I was shocked.
Now I’m in NYC and having an even bigger freakout that a major cosmopolitan city does not recycle. At all. Please anyone, pipe in and tell me I’m wrong. But I don’t see any recycle bins out on the street. Households, from what I can tell, dump everything in one trash can. Appalling. Aren’t there any green initiatives in this city?