Ralph W. Lambrecht wrote: > Nicholas > > Are you really suggesting that it is better for the environment to dump > my chemicals drown the drain and pollute the water supply, despite the > fact that waste management picks it up for free? > It is not "free". The waste management folks drive vehicles to pick up the goods and those vehicles emit CO2 and NOX. Their disposal facility uses energy in some form that has some kind of byproduct whether by combustion or fission. The actual disposal process itself both requires energy and produces byproducts of its own. When having discussions of this sort, it is important to remember that it is the *net* behavior of the whole system that matters, not just one input or output. So, yes, it is entirely possible that putting very small trace amount of chemicals down the drain may, in fact, have a net *lower* environmental impact than all the politically mandated do-gooding does. P.S. I am a conservationist not an environmentalist. The difference is that I passed chemistry, physics, and calculus ... ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.