Environment: require restaurants to recycle ?

Normally I don’t like laws, unless they protect innocent: dogs, kids, trees.

But today, as I had my Dunkin’ Doughnut and coffee ( ie, one bag, one wax paper, one napkin, one paper cup, one plastic lid, one stir straw ), I felt that it was ‘criminal’ that DD should be so careless, so environmentally destructive.

And I wondered how to get them to change their ways: ah, yes, I imagined millions and millions of Americans taking to the streets in beautiful protest, boycotting DD, putting economic pressure on McDonald’s, etc …

But that is not going to happen and I think that it is naive to expect the consumer to operate in such a way, even though it is the most ideal, most honest, and most proper way to keep capitalists in check.

And so I wondered if there should be a recycle-oriented law applied to businesses that move such high volumes of re-usable material.

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