Here’s some straight talk on recycling that you’re unlikely to hear anywhere else. Once a week in my neighborhood, all the neighbors pull out their recycling bins and place them by the curb where recycling trucks can pick them up. Everybody talks about how recycling is good for the environment, but we never really talk about what’s inside those bins. Have you taken a look at what’s in there?
People are recycling old cardboard boxes from laundry detergent made with toxic ingredients and chemicals that wash down the drain and pollute the streams, groundwater and, ultimately, the ocean. They’re recycling soft drink cans loaded with either high-fructose corn syrup — the sweetener that promotes obesity and mental disorders in children — or artificial chemical sweeteners that cause cancer and neurological malfunction.