These two pictures tell the story to/for me:
Just this last week I drove by one of Minot's auto salvage yards and noticed how full it was. It contained several acres of cars stacked about 10 cars high. It made me think... I wish scrap metal prices would go up so we would not have to look at this.
It's a scene you can see in any junk yard anywhere in the USA. So why do we have this humongous stock pile of junk cars... because it's cheaper to import new steel from foreign countries than to use the countless tons of used steel we have here or to mine our own natural resources.
The same can be said of aluminum. We teach our children to recycle from the day they 1st open a can of pop. It's cheaper to import new than it is to recycle.
Tariffs can be implemented and tariffs can be removed. I think it's time we place tariffs on these two items until we can lower the stock piles of what we have on hand today. If we are going to push "save the earth" through recycling then let's make it worth while to do so we don't have to look at acres of deteriorating vehicles and piles of aluminum cans being stored in our neighborhoods.
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