|Defending Recycling |
After more than a decade of recycling in Pennsylvania, we still find ourselves having to defend our programs and the costs associated with them. This PROP resource section is devoted to defending recycling from its harshest critics. On it, you will find information to help you demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits of recycling.
The following links will help you defend recycling with figures and statistics gathered by PROP and affiliate associations.
Facts from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Responses to Recycling Critics
- PROP's Editorial Response - PROP Members are invited to customize this piece for their own area or program. (.PDF Format)
- "Too Good to Throw Away - Recycling's Proven Record" (Natural Resources Defense Council)
- Anti-Recycling Myths: A Commentary on "Recycling is Garbage" (Environmental Defense)
- Defending Recycling and Eliminating Disposal (Institute for Local Self Reliance)