Pete Randall at Peach Pundit ridicules the new Georgia Recycling campaign.

He frames it as an example of crazy spending by our state legislators with the priceless statement “Isn’t it more important to use money to encourage recycling with slick t-shirts and websites than have money for more Georgia State Patrol troopers on the roadways keeping people safe?”

It’s not an either/or proposition, Pete. We can do both.

If the kool kidz™ at PP don’t find any use in recycling, then his statement might make sense. But I suspect that even Pete sees some value in recycling, if for no other reason then extending the life of our local landfills.

If it’s a valuable public good, it seems reasonable to actually convince people to do it. And that takes money.