Yikes! So much for all that recycling we're being urged to do. Now I don't feel quite so dumb-out-of-it-whatever about my household's decision to dispose of much of our waste by putting out for the garbage guys:
The town where I live has a coal-fired power plant, but about 15% of the coal is replaced by burning residents' wastes. The newspapers I toss end up as electricity for my house. Yes, I know there are objections to coal-fired power plants, but the one in our city has a remarkably low pollution rate. Indeed, if you didn't know what the plant was burning, you'd never guess it was coal.
Anyway -- going green ain't gonna be easy. But then: we knew that, right?