Waste and Recycling at Home

Saving the world begins at home.

The amount of waste generated by humans has grown steadily in relation to our population and our economy. The postwar period of the 1950s saw a dramatic increase in economic activity in the industrialized world. Cheap plastics and aluminum revolutionized packaging and made possible a whole range of throwaway products and packaging. Since then, technology and growth have helped push the economy forward even further. With economic growth, consumption increases and everything consumed eventually becomes waste. What we do with that waste can make all the difference. Do we bury it and hope it "goes away", or do we get creative and put it to use?

 

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Updated: Mar 10, 2016