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86,429. Just plain bullshit. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) Penn & Teller Bullshit! Recycling s2e5
86,430. It just seems like the thing to do. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) ibid.
86,431. Does it save energy? No ... Sorting, storing and cleaning ... It takes more energy to recycle a plastic bottle than to make a new one. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) ibid.
86,432. It costs you eight billion dollars a year. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) ibid.
86,433. Cans ... There is real money in aluminium. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) ibid.
86,434. Recycling paper is bad for the environment. Recycling is a manufacturing process. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) ibid.
86,435. Americans make about 200 million tons of rubbish a year. (Recycling & Rubbish & Resources) ibid.
52,524. We have three times more trees today than we did in 1920. (Tree & Recycling & Resources) ibid.
86,441. It is more expensive to recycle than it is to landfill. (Recycling & Resources & Rubbish) Professor Daniel Benjamin
22,455. What kind of a job is this anyway? Garbage, that’s all we handle – garbage. (GBH Films & Film Noir & Rubbish) On Dangerous Ground 1952 starring Robert Ryan & Ida Lupino & Ward Bond & Charles Kemper & Anthony Ross & Ed Begley & Ian Wolfe & Sumner Williams & Gus Schilling et al, director Nicholas Ray
79,096. Big money in garbage. I highly recommend it. (GBH Films & Rubbish) Kill the Irishman 2011 starring Ray Stevenson & Val Kilmer & Christopher Walken & Linda Cardellini & Marcus Thomas & Vinnie Jones & Tony Lo Bianco & Paul Sorvino & Laura Ramsey & Mike Starr & Bob Gunton et al, director Jonathan Hensleigh
25,462. Your technology would throw the waste export industry into chaos. Before long I would be obsolete. (Star Trek & Rubbish) Star Trek: Voyager: Night s5e1, Malon
25,463. Target their cargo hold. Time to take out the garbage. (Star Trek & Rubbish) ibid. Janeway on bridge
56,899. Where there’s muck there’s brass. (Proverb & Rubbish) Late 17th century proverb
87,078. Keep Britain Tidy. Information campaign from 1950s
64,903. The BBC produces wonderful programmes; it also produces a lot of old rubbish. (BBC & Rubbish) Jonathan Dimbleby
87,079. Personally, I think universities are finished. So much rubbish gets taught. (Rubbish & University) A N Wilson
87,080. American cities are like badger holes, ringed with trash – all of them – surrounded by piles of wrecked and rusting automobiles, and almost smothered in rubbish. Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountain of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use. (Rubbish & City) John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
6,341. In the wild struggle for existence, we want to have something that endures, and so we fill our minds with rubbish and facts, in the silly hope of keeping our place. (Self & Existence & Wild & Rubbish) Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
87,082. There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish. (Rubbish & Humanity & Hero & Nature) John Keats
87,083. Nature is a good scavenger. She soon gets rid of her rubbish. Alfred Adler
87,084. An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. Eric Hoffer
87,085. A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner. (Rubbish & Belief) George Norman Douglas
97,831. It through the leftovers of the Roman world … that we can see how the Roman empire works. (Empire Roman & Rubbish & Rome) Mary Beard’s Ultimate Rome II
98,618. Beneath my feet now is fifty years’s worth of New Yorkers’s rubbish. (New York & Rubbish) New York: America’s Busiest City II
102,766. Vik Muniz incorporates everyday objects into his photographic process to create witty, bold and often deceiving images. Waste Land, 2010, caption
102,767. These are probably the roughest people you can think of. They’re all drug addicts. It’s like the end of the line. Check out the geography of this thing. It’s like the end of the line. It’s where everything not good goes, including the people. ibid. Vik
102,768. We have to think about the future because I don’t want my son to be a picker. Although if he is, I’d be very proud … But I’d rather he be a lawyer to represent the pickers, you know. ibid. Zumbi
103,583. I need something. I crave speed in my love. (Rubbish & Homelessness) Carts of Darkness, 2008
103,584. Recently, I discovered a group of outsiders living in my neighbourhood making these hills their own. No-one else seems to see them. (Rubbish & Homelessness) ibid.
103,585. My brother’s got a cartful of empties. (Rubbish & Homelessness) ibid.
103,586. I used to notice broken down shopping carts randomly discarded at the side of the road. And always wondered why they were left there. (Rubbish & Homelessness) ibid.
103,587. I live in a bush. Collect cans. (Rubbish & Homelessness) ibid.
103,588. On a good day for me I make $70. (Rubbish & Homelessness) ibid.
104,937. The first thing tourists see is that thing over there. The Illegal Trash Volcano Burning in Kalymnos, Vice TV, bar owner
104,938. The atmosphere is utterly asphyxiating. ibid. resident
104,939. Greece has not found a way to properly handle its rubbish. The European Court has imposed heavy fines on illegal landfills. ibid. reporter
104,940. Kalymnos: rubbish burning in the island’s illegal landfill. ibid.
104,941. So one out of every three sites that receives rubbish is illegal. ibid.
104,942. We need the assistance of the central government. ibid. mayor
105,591. Planned obsolescence produces a constant stream of waste which is shipped to third-world countries. (Consumer & Production & Gadget & Manufacturing & Rubbish) The Lightbulb Conspiracy, 2010
106,497. Litter is a big problem. An increasing number of fines are being issued on behalf of councils – it’s causing real anger. Many of the fines are being handed out by private companies who often split the taking with the local authority. There are millions to be made. Panorama: Inside the Litter Police, BBC 2017
138,409. The crime that ruins the places we love. There are more than a million incidents of fly-tipping a year in the UK. We show how ordinary people are fighting back. We investigate how licensed waste collectors are cashing in. Welcome to rubbish-dump Britain. Panorama: Rubbish Dump Britain, BBC 2021
138,410. More than half the councils in England didn’t prosecute a single fly-tipper. ibid.