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Can the World Reach Peak Waste?


Environment  (tags: climate-change, CO2emissions, conservation, destruction, endangered, environment, globalwarming, habitatdestruction, healthconditions, trash )

Kit
- 165 days ago - scientificamerican.com
If the world's growing population embraces a throwaway culture, human civilization may drown in garbage.



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Cher C. (1462)
Monday November 4, 2013, 8:05 am


Thnx for posting sweetie!!

 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Monday November 4, 2013, 9:54 am
I think we have reached peak waste. Our oceans did many years ago anyway.
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Monday November 4, 2013, 9:56 am
Reduce - Re-Use - Recycle...simple as that...
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:29 am
We have passed it many years ago ! We must recycle now
 

Dave C. (204)
Monday November 4, 2013, 2:31 pm
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, COMPOST, AND BE LESS NEEDY!
 

marie tc (164)
Monday November 4, 2013, 3:48 pm
We really have to see sense We are supposedly going to charge for plastic bags in some supermarkets in UK but many people are against it I do not understand
 

JL A. (269)
Monday November 4, 2013, 8:36 pm
I'd like the Gates Foundation and the Clinton Foundation to hold competitions for the ideas that can reuse and repurpose the most waste and then fund doing so more expansively.
 

Ingo Schreiner (6)
Monday November 4, 2013, 11:36 pm
recycle, recycle, recycle
 

Frances Darcy (190)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:17 am
People are not listening...and it is our children's children who will have to try sort out our mess
 

Victoria Oakey (94)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:10 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Col N. (56)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:46 am
It was probably missed by most people, but Eckhard posted a piece on Japanese Recycling a few days ago... worth reading the article...
http://www.care2.com/news/member/240241585/3665346

I think we are at peak waste now... we have to cut down, less plastics, more earthfriendly packaging from our manufacturers (not tree based), recycle everything we possibly can and reuse as much as possible before doing so...

And... this is important. We have to stop being a throw away society... our furniture should last a lifetime (just like with our parents), our cars must be thrifty and used wisely for essential uses only (walk when we can)... we have to stop our dependence on an easy life at the cost of the planet. We have to think (do I really NEED this) before buying anything new! We cannot keep poisoning our environment or think that it is someone elses probem - your garbage doesn't disappear!
 

Ben Oscarsito (347)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:50 am
"Because we don't think about future generations, they will never forget us"
(Henrik Tikkanen)
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:14 am
We're already drowning ourselves, and all our animals in it. But it can and will always get worse. Help prevent it as much as you can!
 

Kit B. (277)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:50 am

Just a month or so back I posted an article that provides a quick, efficient, low cost method of handling all of the trash. It's used in some other countries but very little in the US.

http://www.care2.com/news/member/451276626/3648060

Dandelion posted this video about the same topic:

http://www.care2.com/news/member/901507364/2761252

This situation does have to exist, we allow it by our silence.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:55 pm
Thank you for the important news and the links! We have reduced our waste to one bag of garbage per week; however, we can and must do better. We need petitions to demand compost pickup in every city across the nation as well as the elimination of plastics.
 

Deborah W. (6)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 12:29 am
Anybody remember Disney's movie WALLE? Could this problem be the reason we're exploring new horizons?
 
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