The recycling industry in America is broken

Ecology, Threats

The recycling industry in America is broken

There is a vast divide between the misleading, popular notion of recycling as a “solution” to the American over consumption problem and the darker reality of recycling as a failing business model.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. According to The National Museum of American History, this popular slogan, with its iconic three arrows forming a triangle, embodied a national call to action to save the environment in the 1970s. In that same decade, the first Earth Day happened, the EPA was formed and Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, encouraging recycling and conservation of resources, Enviro Inc. reported.

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Billionaires around the world added $4 trillion to their wealth during the pandemic

Economy, Policies

Billionaires around the world added $4 trillion to their wealth during the pandemic

From March 18, 2020, to March 18, 2021, the world’s billionaires added $4 trillion to their wealth, according to a new report from the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).

That’s a 54% increase for the world’s 2,365 billionaires, who now have $12.39 trillion. The wealthiest 20 billionaires alone added $742 billion to their collective wealth during a pandemic — a 68% increase.

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