Have you ever wondered... or even cared where all the trash that you generate goes?
When you think about how much trash each and every one of us generate every day, every month, every year, it becomes a staggering thought. What if all that trash had to be piled up in your own back yard? Would you feel differently about it then? Of course you would.
Unfortunately, Americans, and most of the rest of the world usually give little or no thought to the subject of trash. Out of sight , out of mind. "As long as it doesn't end up in my house, my back yard, or my vehicle, I don't care what you do with it". Yeah, them's the sad facts, and the awful truth that may someday kill us all.
One of the facts that really struck me the most.... is the fact that by the year 2030, most of the worlds largest cities will be out of room for trash in their landfills... Yeah? WHAT THEN??
Now, more than ever before, pollution, trash generation and disposal should be at or near the top of our concerns, both individually, and as a global society. We have managed to bridge the communication gaps worldwide with our technologies. We need to use those tools to generate genuine interest, concern, and actions towards being responsible keepers and preservers of the earth environment we were given.
The trash and pollution we generate today will be around a lot longer than the consumer goods, or food that was once packaged in it. In fact, it will outlast everything you currently own, and be here to welcome the birth of your great great grandchild.
Give it some thought. Start taking actions in positive ways that will reduce your personal trash output. Try to give back to the environment in any small way that you can think of. Even something as simple as not using disposable dinnerware can make a difference, if we all do it.
I challenge you to make a list of the things you unconsciously throw away in just ONE DAY.... MULTIPLY THAT times over 6 Billion People.....
Well, not all peoples in all countries generate as much as we do, but you get the point. Americans are among the most wasteful, and most trash generating society on the planet. Let's start the change for the better today.
It all starts with one persons attitude....
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