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The Big Lie of Recycling and ‘90s Environmentalism

Turns out cutting plastic rings to save sea turtles isn’t going to cut it.

Recyclables? Think again. Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

As kids in the ‘80s and ‘90s, environmentalism meant turning off the water when you brushed your teeth and cutting rings on soda packs, so sea turtles didn’t choke. It meant watching Captain Planet on Saturday mornings: earth, air, fire, water, and inexplicably, heart, all joined together fighting the…

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