Create a branch of the EPA to roll out a national recycling program for metals, plastics, batteries, used oil, glass, paper, and cardboard.
If there were deposits on all drink containers that were recycleable, then much more would be recycled as they are in British Columbia, Canada. This also cuts down on the litter one sees along our highways and waterways.
Imagine the energy savings and reduced impact on our environment if we recycled even half of what can be.
We're concerned about 90% of the exotic metals used in motors, magnets, and batteries being controlled by China, yet we have no program in place to recycle what we already consume.
Oh, and as one with program management experience, I apply for the position to get it started.