I'm sure everyone has noticed the huge increase in "green" products in the last few years. well i'd like to take a minute and talk about all this bullshit.
this is a video (one of my favorite) of Penn and Teller, and it is a part of one of their episodes of Bullshit.
unfortunately this video shows a pretty good representation of your average American, and their stupidity. most "green" products are not any better for the environment than their standard counterparts, in fact they often have much worse impacts on the environment, or are the same exact thing with a different label and twice the price.
for example-to recycle 1 ton of plastic bags it costs $4000, after being recycled it can be sold for $32, and no i did not miss any decimal places. that's right to recycle a ton of plastic bags you loose over $3900.
In fact much of the things you recycle just ends up in a landfill anyways.
remember a few years ago when there was a big push for all the ethanol gas? everyone got all excited about being more eco-friendly and stuff, then realized that taking hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland for feed corn and converting it to ethanol corn, resulted in mass starvation, and many other very serious problems.
many other green products may not have as large of an effect as the ethanol movement, but they still suck!
don't get me wrong i'm not against going green, and i know that there are legitimate green products out there, i'm just tired of the all the bullshit out there. next time you go shopping use a little common sense when it comes to this stuff, it can go a long way.
i seriously recommend Penn & Teller's series Bullshit, it's an excellent show.
also, an update on how Insanity is going, another set back unfortunately. last night i partially dislocated my right ankle, fortunately i was able to quickly pop it back in, and hopefully it will heal up quickly.
Thanks for reading, let me know what you thought or if you have any recommendations for future entries.