I know, not a very popular opinion, but I do have my reasons, which I will explain. Over the past few months, Lindsey and I have been gathering large quantities of cardboard boxes, breaking them down, and storing them for a big recycling run to make some extra money. After we moved (two weeks ago today), we decided to start the recycling run today with our moving boxes (after a foiled attempt on Saturday). We put the boxes in the car (an Audi TT coupe; it was filled completely with boxes), and made our way to the recycling center. When we arrived, we were told to park on a large vehicle scale for a weigh-in. Once the fully loaded weight of the vehicle was documented, we were told to unload the cardboard onto a large pile, and return to the vehicle scale for a second weigh-in, without the cardboard. The weight of the cardboard was determined by the discrepancy in the two weigh-in values. It turns out we took in 80 pounds of cardboard. You would think we would be handsomely rewarded for our eco-friendly efforts, wouldn’t you?
Turns out 80 pounds of cardboard and a sense of environmental responsibility is worth $0.80.
-Because I said so