Posted by Frank on March 14, 2009, 10:10 pm
I'm a chemist but it's not the chemistry, it's the economics.
Collection and processing will use up more fuel than can be produced.
Posted by Lord Gow333, Jeff Jarrett's nu on March 16, 2009, 1:14 am
I've always wondered how much recycling programs actually save what with the
big, diesel burning trucks they use to collect everything.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford
Posted by vaughn on March 16, 2009, 1:39 am
I think you may be missing the point. The collection of vegetation
typically happens indepedently of any recycling activity. What the
cecycling does in reduce landfill requirements, and "hopefully" returns
nutrients and biomass to the ecosystem. My county has a huge mulching
program, which digests this stuff and outputs something that looks like rich
Posted by Lord Gow333, Dirk Benedict's n on March 21, 2009, 11:06 pm
Not really. I was addressing Frank's "Collection and processing will use up
more fuel than can be produced." line.
Valid points. Personally I spread my lawn clippings on the garden or feed
them to my cattle (NO lawn chemicals).
"Keep it simple. If it takes a genius to understand it, it will never work."
- Clarence Leonard “Kelly” Johnson
Posted by Jim Wilkins on March 15, 2009, 12:04 am
Yeast ferments sugars into ethanol, but something else has to break
down cellulose such as leaves and stems.