Bottled water monopolist admits recycling is bullshit

“Personal responsibility” and “caveat emptor.”

Cory Doctorow

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An aerial photo of the Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch, acres of floating, immortal plastic bottles.

CORRECTION: The original version of this article identified Exxon as the creator of the recycling symbol,They did not create the symbol, but they did pressure 40 US state legislatures to mandate the use of the logo, though they knew that the plastics that bore it couldn’t be recycled.

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