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How Solid Waste Is Destroying the Planet

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Ever thought about what happens after you put food in the bin and it gets collected? Of course, it ends up on landfill sites, along with other goods we throw away. But apart from taking up valuable land space, food waste also release toxins

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. (0)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 6:21 am
Yes... so true.. I think the big companies that produce all the containers that we buy our goods in should perhaps look at alternative methods, that are biodegradeable...

Iain Parkes (0)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 2:19 pm
The article mainly focused on food waste - which is easy enough to deal with via wormeries or compost bins! If every family washed out bottles and cans before putting them in the recyling bin, then that would help too! I suspect that the only way we are going to reduce what goes in the bin is by charging for waste removal!

I also suspect that a lot of the landfill problems will go away once the oil runs out.....

Shawn S (17)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 5:49 pm
Wow Helium energy! what a concept.
I wonder what environmental impact that would have, we all need to do what we can.
Thanks for the post, now I have more learning to do!
Thank you!!!

Heide C (53)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 10:37 pm
.Iain Parkes ... how funny, I thought I was the only loon to rinse all my containers before I dispose of them, either to the recycle bin or in the garbage, bottles, plastic, even catfood cans ... I just hate to have food residue decompose in my garbage can! So glad that my mother taught me so well!

Heide C (53)
Saturday September 5, 2009, 10:38 pm
Sacha, forgot to thank you for this interesting article!

Maria G (25)
Sunday September 6, 2009, 10:09 am
A lot of good thoughts and intelligent conversations. Thanks for all your feed back it helps educate so many people and give them another perspective on thought.

Sacha B (10)
Sunday September 6, 2009, 10:20 am
Thanks for taking the time to read the read the article. Sideways News is a great source for environmental stories!

Adam I (25)
Sunday September 6, 2009, 10:26 am
And we produce this kind of things daily. And there are 7 billion of us and growing. Daily!

Bette M (91)
Sunday September 6, 2009, 2:30 pm
Plant tres for life........................
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