We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Much recycling is a waste and Germany was especially bad about enforcing it when I was stationed there. Nevertheless, I do have one recycling option to recommend, or perhaps a re-use.
Thin-walled plastic bottles (Lipton Iced Tea, e.g.) can be cut in half and used as excellent scoops when you walk your dogs. I use the grocery store bags to receive the scooped material. I also use OJ cans and any other handy container like fast-food soft drink cups. Much better than just trying to collect in the bag itself.
OT: my neighbor leaves his dog loose and Taz has adopted our front yard as his commode. I'm often tempted to take what I've collected and return it but I haven't. I like the dog but I am very torqued with his owner.
The article mentions aluminum but does not mention any other metal.
Many of us generate scrap metal, copper and brass.
Even if the author thinks 'its not worth our time', it still generates money in my pocket.
In the next week I anticipate that I will get $1000 for recycling some scrap steel.
I have heard, 'its not worth your time'.
In my opinion it is $1000 I would not otherwise have.