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Recycling Costs In Jobs

Ambitious targets to increase the amount of rubbish recycled in the UK could help create more than 50,000 jobs, a report suggested.
The study by Friends of the Earth said 51,400 jobs could be created if 70% of waste collected by local councils were recycled.
And another 18,800 jobs would be created if commercial and industrial waste were recycled at the same rate.
According to the study, recycling creates 10 times more jobs per tonne than sending rubbish to landfill or incineration, with posts generated in collection, sorting and reprocessing, as well as in the supply chain and in the wider economy.

How many times must it be said?

Creating Jobs is a Cost not a Benefit

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According to the study, recycling creates 10 times more jobs per tonne than sending rubbish to landfill or incineration

Well, duh! The question that needs to be answered is whether consigning 50,000 people to longs days with their arms deep in other people's crap is a good thing or not.

For fusk's cakes! The bleeding hearts get all outrgaed when they see pictures of Indians or Brazilians wading through garbage dumps in search of a crust, but what are they making all these poor b'stards do if not the same thing?

As for the triumphamt claim about jobs, might not one also see it as the removal of 50,000 useful members of society from the productive sector - the one that actually finds cures for cancer, solves world hunger and so on?

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