More elsewhereMarch 6, 2018 Tim WorstallTimmy Elsewhere13 CommentsRecycling plastics is a waste of money and resources – iNews previousStunning economics herenextDear Lord the man’s a fool 13 thoughts on “More elsewhere” Solid Steve 2: Squirrels of The Patriots March 6, 2018 at 4:23 pm Bloody hell, Tim. You’re ubiquitous. BraveFart March 6, 2018 at 4:48 pm Tim, you’re the writer’s equivalent of priapic today. Probably time to “rub one out” so to speak Pcar March 6, 2018 at 9:57 pm Recycling plastics is a waste of money and resources Yep, I’ve been telling eveyone that for many years. Too many are brainwashed by Politicians, NGOs & activists that all waste is bad and must be reused/prevented even if it costs more as it’s “good”. Tim Worstall is a Senior Fellow at the Adam Smith Institute and can also be found at Continental Telegraph Did you have to pay for that ad-link? Gamecock March 6, 2018 at 11:20 pm ‘All we need to do instead is manage that waste stream.’ Or not. Just throw it in the bin with the rest of the household rubbish. To wit, your equation leaves out the forced labor of the public, separating out the plastic for the alleged recycling. Tim Worstall March 7, 2018 at 9:38 am I’m the guy who has banged on about that issue for more than a decade now. But this piece was only 600 words…. Tim Worstall March 7, 2018 at 9:39 am No, although it might be of more value than the invoice I’ll be sending them for the piece in due course. Bloke in North Dorset March 7, 2018 at 10:53 am “To wit, your equation leaves out the forced labor of the public, separating out the plastic for the alleged recycling.” And as Tim mentions in one of his books, the slight cost of the energy and for those on water for those metered to wash and rinse stuff for recycling also has a massive cost when taken nationally. Alex March 7, 2018 at 11:28 am It is a waste of resources, but so is cleaning a teenager’s bedroom. At least recycling solves the problem of where to put the stuff. Tony Healy March 7, 2018 at 11:45 am Make vans our of plastic that would solvei the problme. Tony Healy March 7, 2018 at 11:46 am Make vans our of plastic that would solvei the problme. In Llandudno we need more plastic. bilbaoboy March 7, 2018 at 3:59 pm I am slowly persuading the family to put small plastics and plastic wrapping in the regular rubbish. We have a high-tec barely polluting incinerator generating ‘leccie for the city. Better there, than God only knows where. john 77 March 8, 2018 at 1:04 am Recycling reduces the external cost of polluting the ocean. So it has a value that offsets the cost in low-wage economies. Sadly recycling is the fashion in high-wage economies and most of plastic waste polluting thev ocean comes from rivers in China which doesn’t care. jgh March 8, 2018 at 1:58 am Waste plastic is a valuable highly-concentrated energy store, and should be used as such. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.