Cons of Recycling

Apparently there are cons to recycling. Who woulda thought it!

Instead of sending the waste to landfills where they take up precious space, many types of waste material can be recycled into new products. For all of its environmental benefits, recycling isn’t a perfect process and may present several negative effects for both consumers and the environment.


Some recyclable products, including electronics and vehicles, include toxic materials or become contaminated with environmental toxins. This can endanger public health and require extensive decontamination to ensure the safe use of the final recycled product, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


The cost of collecting and processing recyclable materials can be higher than it would be to send the waste material to a landfill. Processing costs may also run higher than the value of the final recycled product, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.


Although Harvard University says the manufacturing of a product from recycled goods emits less air pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions than making the same goods from raw resources, the recycling and processing of recyclables still generates pollutants and emissions.

Quality Degradation

The goods being collected for recycling are not always of the same quality and may not be sorted properly. For example, high-quality office paper may be mixed with the poor-quality fibers found in newsprint, or different glass containers may break and result in a mixed glass mixture.

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Plastic Bottles that can be dog food? Whaaat!!!!

This Vending Machine takes in Plastic Bottles and releases dog food for homeless dogs … I mean can inventions get any more cutier and heart warming?!

In Istanbul it is estimated that over 150,000 stray dogs roam the streets. While many look happy and easy-go-lucky, life as a stray dog is far from easy. One company called Pugedon is making a huge change for the stray dogs in Istanbul with their latest idea. Pugedo Smart Recycling Boxes are the perfect solution, they help boost recycling and feed stray dogs at the same time. When you deposit a water bottle into one of the Pugedon machines, it instantly dispenses dog food for the strays to come by and eat. There is also a water bowl you can fill up with any excess water in your bottles. The dog food is fully paid for by the recycled water bottles, making the machine a win-win for all.

Plus, it helps make recycling more fun because residents see their efforts immediately going to good use.Not everyone loves having the stray dogs around, some worry about the spread of diseases and violent dogs.  But back in 2012, when a draft was proposed by the city to help alleviate the streets of cats and dogs, residents fought back. The proposal stated dogs and cats considered strays would be rounded up off the streets and taken to undisclosed “natural habitat parks.” The proposal was met with serious backlash from the community.

The dogs and cats have roamed these streets for many years, and are considered a part of the landscape to those who call Istanbul home. Hamit Yilmaz Ozcan is one of the long-time residents in favor of the stray dogs, “There are the neighborhood’s dogs. They protect us and everyone loves them.” Which means there is all the more reason to recycle water bottles, in aims of helping the dogs have a nice meal to eat.

Still, Istanbul government officials remain confused why residents don’t want to remove the dogs, considering relocation could provide a better life for dogs, away from the hardships of the streets. The Government says the animals would be taken to national parks located on the outskirts of town, where people could come visit and even adopt the dogs as one of their own.

This is so sweet, so interesting that a simple recycling move can make & feed so many.



How to recycle what we cannot!

While we would love to recycle everything there are things we cannot recycle.

So why throw them out?

Start a new hobby and make something beautiful :)

Russian artist Igor Verniy creates masterfully elegant steampunk animal sculptures using metal from old car parts, watches, electronics, and more. It’s not just the attention to detail that makes these creations come to life, these awesome metal animals also include moving parts. It takes a lot of work to create motion-enhanced metal works of art. Verniy starts the process by observing animals out in nature in order to imitate their movements and aesthetics just right. Once he has their movements pinned he replicates them using recycled materials such as old car or bike parts, clock movements, tableware and anything else he can find that will work. Check out these realistic animals formed from metallic debris here! Verniy creates all kinds of animals including reptiles, bugs, dogs, and birds. Each creation includes carefully crafted joints that provide a wide range of natural movement, allowing the steampunk animals to be posed and reposed over and over.

Dove of Hope

A Hauntingly Sweet Surprise

Time for Take Off

These are the best way to recycle scrap material and it also gives your home an artistic feel to it for nothing :)

(Courtesy of Earth Porm)

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