Yes a few precious metals like gold and aluminum, I agree.lecale wrote: ↑ You're talking about film plastic, yes that's garbage. They need to burn it. I went to Japan and they had a really nice biological garden in greenhouses all heated by an incineration plant. They can do nice things with this.
Electronics contain gold and the recovery rate is far far higher than the rate you can dig it out of the earth. Municipalities definitely make money on PET and aluminum and any city in the US that cancels aluminum collection under the current regime is led by idiots.
The rest is unusable junk and I don't understand why it is still being pursued.
I think it is because Westerners see this as a way to feel good about themselves, without having to actually sacrifice anything or do any real work or effort, or impact their lifestyle in any way.