That was the sound of environmentalists’ heads exploding all over the world because according to this article at the Telegraph, recycling might actually be contributing to greenhouse gases instead of reducing them. Heh. The internal conflict must be horribly dehibilitating.
On an unrelated note yet still in the same article, we get this graf:
Some town halls have admitted using anti-terrorism legislation to snoop on householders who fail to recycle properly, but councils have so far refused to test the Government’s bin taxes, under which people would be fined for throwing out too much rubbish.
I knew taxation in Europe was high but are you kidding me? Fined for throwing out too much rubbish? Good god almighty I can’t see how the British people haven’t up and revolted at such a thing. On top of that, some town halls have used anti-terrorism legislation to make sure people are recycling properly. I cannot fathom such an outrage. In the old days, those town halls would have been tarred and feathered. I think that would be appropriate today as well.