Hi, Edie. As a plant lover myself, I absolutely would prefer that the fallen bits get a second chance at life. The problem is that people just aren’t satisfied with these pieces; they always want MORE. As I mentioned in the article, the biggest concern arises from the 100K+ who are practicing proplifting. How can we begin to police the gathering habits of such huge numbers of people? We can’t, and there are always going to be those bad apples who ruin stuff for the rest of us. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my article!