Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Houston - Let it Rot in the Landfill

Having lived during the past 20 years in both Houston and Northern New Jersey, one thing that strikes you is that in Houston you just throw out the trash, whereas as in NJ you are expected to recycle newspapers, plastics, glass, etc. It turns out that Houston ranks dead last among large US cities in recycling, according to this article from the NY Times.

I read somewhere else that recycling is becoming more lucrative now that commodity prices are so high, so maybe Houston will get with the program and give the landfills a break in the future.

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