People in Regina, Saskatchewan were shocked to learn their household glass wasn't being recycled. On CBC's Morning Edition, Dan Benjamin helped them understand why.
Professor of trash, Daniel Benjamin, discusses the economics of waste management with John Batchelor. Benjamin explains how recycling involves reusing valuable goods and that value is determine by market mechanisms, not government.
Most claims of environmental good from recycling are myths. Recycling often uses more resources than it saves.
This essay, "Eight Great Myths of Recycling," by Daniel K. Benjamin, exposes the errors and falsehoods underlying the rhetoric. It clarifies the appropriate role of recycling, based on history and market relationships.