Irrationality of Mandated Recycling

I’ve said it a million times: Recycling isn’t environmentally beneficial if it uses more resources than it saves. That is why many government-mandated recycling programs are often wasteful. However, many people still don’t get it. A recent blog post by Duke University political scientist Michael Munger offers yet more examples on why a blind devotion to recycling makes no sense environmentally or economically. It’s worth checking out.