Recycle and be damned?
Sir, – Recycling companies are running an advertising campaign asking us to improve on our recycling. We are being asked to “wash and dry containers before recycling”.
I am quite happy to do this, but we are also being asked by another source to conserve energy, water, heating fuels and be as “green” as we possibly can. A lot of food containers need to be washed in hot soapy water. Which is the lesser of two evils: to recycle unwashed containers, or waste valuable water and fuel washing them? I am in a quandary. – Yours, etc,