Canada not doing enough
by Don Kormos
(Strathmore AB Canada)
A little less of this, please.
Why is all of our recycling done in the US?
As a truck driver, I have personally hauled crushed plastic to California, Cubed aluminum cans to Idaho, and used Paper to Tacoma for recycling.
This is because we have no facilities to do this in Canada. Furthermore, I have hauled RE-cycled plastic beads back from California to Canada as well as re-cycled Aluminum ingots back from Idaho to Canada.
What is the cost to the environment with regards to fuel burned
etc. to do this in the US? How many Canadian jobs are exported to do this in the US?Barry's Response
- A waste. Isn't it, Don. Canada has been in a trade-deficit position since late 2008, the first time in over 30 years. How can we fix this and save the environment a bit at the same time? Here's how.Search
this site for more information now.