From Dr. Mercola:
“When you pull your garbage can to the curb on garbage day, do you give much thought to what happens to it once its collected? Many take for granted the fact that their garbage magically disappears… but the disappearance is only an act.
Most garbage does not disappear; instead it is simply relocated to a landfill, a recycling center or perhaps makes its way down a storm drain and into a nearby ocean.
In Trashed, a 20-minute documentary, you can take an existential road trip through the quixotic American waste stream,1 and get an idea of what our throwaway society is truly costing the planet…”
“A Throwaway Society May be Throwing Away the Future
The sheer amount of waste that is generated needlessly on any given day is quite mind-boggling. For instance, according to the Clean Air Council:7
The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups every year.
Every year, Americans throw away enough paper and plastic cups, forks, and spoons to circle the equator 300 times.
The estimated 2.6 billion holiday cards sold each year in the U.S. could fill a football field 10 stories high.
Between Thanksgiving and New Years, an extra million tons of waste is generated each week.
38,000 miles of ribbon are thrown away each year, enough to tie a bow around the Earth.”