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Hershkowitz, 1998. Social Research 65(1):141-218

In Defense of Recycling
Allen Hershkowitz

Social Research: An International Quarterly
Garbage
Arien Mack, Editor

Volume 65, No. 1 (Spring 1998): 141-218

ABSTRACT: This article addresses the claims of a small but vocal chorus of antienvironmental interests that has tried to cast doubt on the value of recycling, perhaps the most widely practiced and most basic of all environmental policies. Similar attacks have been launched against reports that confirmed industry's damage to the earth's biodiversity, as well as those revealing the threats posed by lead poisoning, ozone depletion, and greenhouse warming. The infrastructure for recycling has expanded over the years, and as demands by U.S. citizens and state and local officials that consumer-products companies accommodate higher levels of recycling have intensified. Recycling is opposed by conservative theorists,...
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