A letter-writer to the Wichita Eagle states “In Washington state, we participate in a nearly effortless, profitable and environmentally important recycling program.”
A paragraph later she writes “The cost of recycling is $5 a month on our refuse bill.”
I don’t know: Do these statements contradict each other?
The writer also states: “Most important, we take pride in knowing that our recycled items do not end up in some community dump.”
I say: “In Wichita, it’s nice that we aren’t yet required by government to spend our precious time handling dirty trash that has no profitable market just to save a little land in a state where we have more land than we know what to do with.”