In carrying their waste to the centre by car, most people do more damage to the environment than they can hope to prevent, even if the recycling is itself resource-efficient. Driving to the dump is an updated animal sacrifice; it is long on self-righteousness, but yields few beneficial
The lesson is surely to remove bottle, can and paper banks from car parks, and start placing them next to cycle lanes and bicycle parking areas. True, most councils would have to create a few of these first. But shouldn't we cycle before we attempt to recycle?
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