Why are they not recycling?
I was just watching a show on DFH called Hording Buried Alive and he had hoarded lots of stuff, mostly trash it shocked me. We all talk about the plight of the earth that we are all causing the demise of the planet with our trash. I liked the they got rid of many things that were just trash and took them to a land fill, but they did not recylce anything. They threw tires in the trash, when they could have put them in recycle. They had thrown a very nice bicycle in the trash when all it needed was two new tires and could be recycled. There were lots of things that could have been recycled.
I've often watched that show and wondered the same thing! Seems like such a waste! So much of that stuff can be reused or re purposed, it not bare minimum sent to a recycling center rather than the landfill!
Am I sure someone is asking this question in earnest? That is TV. Is someone really concerned with a truth as shown on TV? I suppose it is true that people really watch that stuff and care what it shows.
For the TV crowd. Dumps are not the end of articles. In most cases they are the second beginnings. In Mexico City or Mexico DF there is a dump that houses an estimated 200 thousand souls. Just think on that. Dumps may be disgusting to many but they are a livelihood for others. Nothing dumped in a dump is a one shot deal, it is scavenged.
I patrolled once near a dump and the folks there actually shot at poachers in the night. And that is in the USA.
If you want to save some environment, throw your recycled out with your standard garbage and save the environment of the beggar/homeless. Some rely on digging through your garbage to make a living.
But do not tell this to the TV crowd or those who make corporate money through our fake recycling.
It appears that you have not seen this show at all. It is not about the homeless or beggars, but actual hoarders who have a mental health problem due to a loss in their lives and that is how they dealt with it. Yes It is an earnest question.
So your pretty much saying.. it does get used later down the line by SOMEONE. Right? ok I get that.
Even I wonder the same thing when I see people in neighbourhood burning recyclable plastics and biodegradable materials.. My words going to deaf ears.. Those fumes make me sick but they enjoy the smoke!
Gosh, I haven't seen that show, but it does seem like such a waste. In my state it is illegal to place tires, motor oil and batteries or any type of electronic gear in the dump. It must all be recycled and there is a recycling charge on the tires, oil and batteries. There is a biannual pickup for electronics like TVs and computers and accessories at a local civic center, and a place to take them in between recycle dates. I hate it that there is no recycling pick up in the county where I live. The cities around me have recycling service along with their garbage and trash pick up. Maybe that town didn't have any place to recycle.
When I was a very small child, my father used to visit a local dumping ground near Grandpa's farm. He brought home many things that he fixed up and either sold or we reused them. I still have a child's steel wheel barrow that he brought home and fixed up for me. Since it was worn out except for its bed when I got it, and I'm now a senior citizen, it must be an antique by now and I treasure it. Too bad we live in such a throwaway society today.
One show did have a Recycle Center and the lady that was being "helped" had to tell them to take her stuff to there. She made them do it. These ppl are haorders and are mentally ill from a los in their lives and they hoard to fill in the void.
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