On the topic of aluminum, I find it funny to see people who "care' about recycling throw aluminum cans in the garbage. I have seen this primarily at work, but have seem it a few other places over the years. When I see it happen, I ask, "I thought you were big on recycling, why did you toss the can in the garbage?" The person just shrugs or says, "It is no big deal."I recycle what "gets recycled", aluminum and metal cans. The rest goes to directly in the garbage saving the recycling company the effort of separating it out themselves to take to the landfill. My question is why does glass have to go to the landfill? It's sand and other similar material if nothing else they can grind it up for roads.
My coworker was ranting a few days ago about fast food cups being put in the recycling bin where they don't belong. I just played along and said, "Yeah, it is also irritating to see aluminum cans thrown in the garbage cans too." And he actually said, "Oh, I do that."
Glass should be recycled, but I guess it is no longer economical to do so. I remember picking up glass cola bottles in the day, as well as aluminum cans.