We once had a friend who went environ-MENTAL on us all of the sudden--and quite forcefully at it.
Have you had one of those? You know, the kind that monitor your plastic bag usage? The kind that only let you use two squares of toilet paper at a time, and only if it's a number two? The kind that if you stay at his house, shower is limited to a minute and a half?
Well, it was no fun hanging out with someone like that, but reading this LA Times article makes us wonder if he does have a point. The article is about how trash is being disposed after it left our homes.
Some of the main points in the article:
1) The amount of waste we generated is enormous and permanent. More and more landfills are filling up and new spaces are needed.
2) We consume more alcohol and eat less healthy than we are willing to admit.
3) We waste a lot of food. 10% of garbage is edible food, and there is no discernible difference between the rich and the poor.
To read the entire article, click here.
It really makes you think about how much we consume and how much we waste, doesn't it?