Would you pay extra to buy recycled products?

United States
January 15, 2007 12:06pm CST
I want to do all that I can to preserve the environment. I try to reduce, reuse and recycle at all times. One thing that I have noticed however, is that it can really become a financial burden when one trys to 'buy green.' It seems to me that recycled products are, more often than not, more expensive than non-recycled products. To those on a tight budget, every little bit extra that is spent adds up! Would you/do you pay that little bit extra?
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
If you have the budget and you have a good use for what you buy, I would not mind paying a little extra. Patronizing the recycled products and recycling what we can, contributes to the overall global warming, so a little extra in support to a good cause is something we would not be sorry for.
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@emeraldisle (13139)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Well I think it depends on how much more we are talkign about. A few cents no biggie, but a buck or two can add up. Also it depends on the quality of the product. Some are better when it's from recycled products but I've had others that are not as good of quality. I hope in time the prices will even out or even become lower on recycled products but either way I think we have to judge each item on it's own to get the best for our money.
@carmat (2849)
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I think if we all do it over time the law of supply and demand will drive the price down, it is the right thing to do if we have the option.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Yes, I too do what I can to recycle and reuse. I often don't buy "green" items simply because of the high price. I have never figured out why if it is made of recycled products..is it so much more. I mean aren't they making it cheaper by using recycled products to make them??
@judyt00 (3500)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
That'skindofaddinginsutl to injury, since most citiesactually charge you to recycle. Recycled things should be cheaper, since they've already gone through the first 4 or 5 stages of production. I refuse to pay extra for recycled stuff.