Recycling Is Easy
by Handsome Matt
Or at the very least it should be.
There are two ways to encourage recycling.
1) Make throwing away trash prohibitively expensive
2) Make recycling easier than throwing something away.
Regarding option 1, somehow the US economy has hidden the actual cost of certain products and disposal. Trash disposal should be much more expensive then it is currently.
Regarding option 2, imagine if you could throw every recyclable object into one bag. No sorting, no checking of numbers, no worries. Meanwhile, if you wanted to throw something away it had to be sorted. And depending on what it was, there would be costs associated with it.
For example plastic and styrofoam would cost the most money to throw out, because they never really decompose.