Adam@Home by Rob Harrell

Adam@Home

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, over 1 year ago

    Right up front I support recycling

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    Years ago they determined that collecting garbage and the tipping fee at the local dump as $70 per ton. The cost to collect recycle was $140 per ton. That’s what the private collection company charged the city. Sales of recycle the company got to keep.
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    About the same time I was coaching soccer. The city was so proud that the recycling effort allowed then to take one garbage compactor of the street. I looked up from coaching and there spewing diesel smoke 9 ( count’em nine ) recycle trucks rumbled past.
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    When I support recycling I DRIVE my blue box to the recycle center. Burn all that fuel to be green.
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    Has to be thirty years ago now one of the local social support charities used to run a paper collection service. It kept a number of mentaly challenged people employed. It was a service that paid for itself. Guess what happened to the service when recycling came in. Yup, those people ended up on welfare.
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    I support recycling and do my part, but it’s more feelgood than true saving the planet.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    @somebodyshort

    Unfortunately, I have heard the same thing … that it consumes more resources … I just find it hard to believe that recycling garbage can’t be more beneficial than disposing of it.

  3. jeffc42

    jeffc42 said, over 1 year ago

    Might want to ask the Jolly Green Giant how he feels as well.

  4. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I think Hulk’s mom would agree with Clayton.
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  5. keeler_james

    keeler_james said, over 1 year ago

    My wife just throws all the garbage in the back yard. I put out the recyclables twice a month. It works.

  6. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Had a concept for a science fiction story where alien anthropologists came to the conclusion that space travel was impossible without recycling


    Every planet they found with a dead civilization showed no signs of large scale recycling ever having been implemented


    The people on these planets used up all their vital resources before they were able to develop space travel and eventually destroyed their planets with their own waste


    Every civilization that had made it into space had first developed clean and efficient ways to recycle their resources


    Good story, wish I had wrote it

  7. Strod

    Strod said, over 1 year ago

    @MadCow

    Glad to see you’re back, Mr Cow!

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Doctor Toon

    What’s stopping you?

  9. Boise Ed

    Boise Ed GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @SUSAN NEWMAN

    I suspect that what keeler_james meant was that she composts the garbage. At least I hope so.

  10. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Doctor Toon

    Like pcolli said,what’s stopping you? I’d pay to read that.

  11. Neo Blakkrstal

    Neo Blakkrstal said, over 1 year ago

    Isn’t this a repeat? Or did a different strip do something along the same lines a while back? It’s like Deja Vu all over again.

  12. Doctor Toon

    Doctor Toon GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli & Blackwolff9

    I’m great with ideas and weak on discipline when it comes to writing

    I talk a good game and tell great stories about the stories I should be writing, but I haven’t really written anything in decades

  13. JoPhan

    JoPhan said, over 1 year ago

    @Doctor Toon

    Back in ’72, the Club of Rome published The Limits To Growth, claiming that we were going to run out of all sorts of resources if population kept growing. It turns out that this “global think tank” assumed that if we need iron, we have to mine it, refine it, use it once then discard it. Apparently, they never noticed that even back then we were reusing all sorts of metals. I guess they never heard of “scrap iron for Japan.”

  14. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    @Doctor Toon

    Don’t give up, write a bit at a time.

  15. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Neo Blakkrstal

    This may be a repeat – I remember an arc where Adam was arguing with a snotty member of the Chamber of Commerce or the City Commission (I think) who thought recycling was a waste. Something like that.
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    Plus the strip is dated 2011.

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