Seattle's recycling program runs into plunging prices "Seattle will pay Rabanco $27 a ton to process the citys recyclables and they both agree on a benchmark price for the commodities." <- Read the whole article to understand ... we have no choice in this matter as taxpayers. Seattle makes recycling mandatory - Municipal Recycling - Brief Article | Recycling Today | Find Articles at BNET "According to the Seattle Times, the recycling initiative is projected to have a net cost of $272,000 in 2004. By 2007" <- Old news but the newest figures have been deleted from any viable sources (so much for transparency), just double for inflation and such. Now for the reality of land fills: The Truth About America’s Landfill Glut : Postal News, Information & Commentary <- Though a bit leaning, it links to a very credible source, it's just PDF. In reality we have changed for many years, we have made these changes as told by the environuts. The end result: new scares, new problems, and new myths to force new changes .... and nothing else. The environment is still changing, the world is still changing, and life is evolving around it ... except us. Another reality they are missing, we can't make things from thin air, all the products we use are made from what we have around us, technically everything is all natural. We take it from the earth and use is, reshape it, why should it not return from where it came?