Sunday, May 21

Recycle

So my teaching gig is done for now. On to the next project. The town of Great Barrington in MA wishes to have "artistic recycling bins" and I was one of the lucky 15 chosen to do so. I plan to use driftwood from a nearby creek, some mahogany that will be carved, and structural elements made of metal. I think this project might raise awareness about the use of our recources. But the bad side of the coin is, that more and more towns and cities in the US dump the recyclables into a landfill again because the cost of recycling is larger than that of reconstitution. I bet you that once the oil runs low - there will be a change of mind. Until then, we will struggle with the antiquated system of our "free marked society".
Have a Coke and a smile... and cheers to cooperate profits while our lands are being poisoned, our future dumped!

5 comments:

Granny said...

Cities should profit from recycling somehow, not lose by it.

We started it here a few years ago and so far so good but a couple of cities have gone back to the old ways because of expense.

JuBlue said...

I suppose you'll post photos of your complete work?

Ptelea said...

Our city just switched all of the recycling dumpsters to the kind that take ALL (well almost all) types of recyclables - for some reason I am suspicious. Is everything I take the time to recycle really just going into the trash? Our whole system needs to change - we need to buy less but buy locally. I have no real answers!

Zee said...

Ptelea, the sad story is that New York city gave up recycling all together. It seems to be too costly. So now they dump it again (can't remember off hand how many hundreds of tons) just like in "the good old days" ...

Anonymous said...

Your are Nice. And so is your site! Maybe you need some more pictures. Will return in the near future.
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