With the recent discussion about recycling Soylent bottles (and previous discussion of recycling the bags), I found this opinion piece in the New York Times interesting:
IF you live in the United States, you probably do some form of recycling. It’s likely that you separate paper from plastic and glass and metal. You rinse the bottles and cans, and you might put food scraps in a container destined for a composting facility. As you sort everything into the right bins, you probably assume that recycling is helping your community and protecting the environment. But is it? Are you in fact wasting your time?
It reminded me of this clip from Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, which I think someone posted here previously (or I stumbled across elsewhere, if not):