Letters to the Editor

Letter: Glass recycling

Wouldn’t it be far more efficient if glass recycling were to be done on a curbside basis? At present, there are many private citizens and local businesses burning an unknown amount of fossil fuel to haul their discarded glass to the central processing facility. In addition there is the wear on all the vehicles and the uncompensated time expenditure for the private individuals doing the recycling for themselves.

If glass recycling is truly a “do-good” activity as opposed to just a “feel-good” endeavor, I propose that it be done in Anchorage on a curbside basis. The fuel and time taken by citizens are real costs, and they need to be factored into the economics of glass recycling in order to prove it’s practical and intelligent from a carbon-footprint perspective.

— Richard Garner


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