Washing bottles

February 7, 2009

Every time I think the environmental movement has managed to transcend the moralistic self-flagellation of its hippie past, I read something like this article — which, at length and entirely without irony, discusses the burning question of whether to wash out your mayo bottles before recycling them. So… the sea level could be rising like a meter per century, and you’re worried about whether your pickle jars smell fresh at the recycling plant? Can you say “doomed to irrelevance”?

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