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Here’s a skeptical take on “single stream” recycling:
But this process is, ultimately, more expensive than sorting things before they got to the dump, and MRFs can’t separate recyclables quite as well as a system that never mixes them together to begin with. Glass is a particular problem, as the Container Recycling Institute explains:

Glass is the material most affected by the amount of breakage in each type of collection system. In single-stream programs, it is virtually impossible to prevent glass from breaking as it goes to the curb, is dumped in the truck, gets compacted, gets dumped on the tipping floor of the MRF, is repeatedly driven over by forklifts, and is dumped on conveyor belts to be processed by the MRF.

All of this broken glass means that not as much gets recycled—and that sometimes it contaminates other recyclables, like bales of papers. One of the main criticisms of single-stream recycling is that it’s led to a decrease in quality of the materials recovered (which matters for the people who buy bales of recycled material and turn it into new products).

The rest is here: Single-Stream Recycling Is Easier for Consumers, But Is It Better? - The Atlantic

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Did you know that the Bahamas have the greatest concentration of blue holes in the world? 
A blue hole is s cave or underwater sinkhole. They are also called vertical caves. They are so named for the dramatic contrast between the dark blue, deep waters of their depths and the lighter blue of the shallows around them. The deep blue color is caused by the high transparency of water and bright white carbonate sand. Pictured above is the deepest blue hole in the world with underwater entrance — at 202 metres (663 ft) — called Dean’s Blue Hole, located in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas. (Read more on BCC and NatGeo)
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Did you know that the Bahamas have the greatest concentration of blue holes in the world? 
A blue hole is s cave or underwater sinkhole. They are also called vertical caves. They are so named for the dramatic contrast between the dark blue, deep waters of their depths and the lighter blue of the shallows around them. The deep blue color is caused by the high transparency of water and bright white carbonate sand. Pictured above is the deepest blue hole in the world with underwater entrance — at 202 metres (663 ft) — called Dean’s Blue Hole, located in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas. (Read more on BCC and NatGeo)

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Did you know that the Bahamas have the greatest concentration of blue holes in the world? 

A blue hole is s cave or underwater sinkhole. They are also called vertical caves. They are so named for the dramatic contrast between the dark blue, deep waters of their depths and the lighter blue of the shallows around them. The deep blue color is caused by the high transparency of water and bright white carbonate sand. Pictured above is the deepest blue hole in the world with underwater entrance — at 202 metres (663 ft) — called Dean’s Blue Hole, located in a bay west of Clarence Town on Long Island, Bahamas. (Read more on BCC and NatGeo)

Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they become the worse type of person. Unfortunately, they end up hurting themselves in the long run. They don’t want to hurt other people. It is against their very nature. They want to make amends and undo the wrong they did. Their life is a wave of highs and lows. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing, and the ones that often become activists for the broken hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.
Shannon L. Alder  (via unmaiden)

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