By Frosty Wooldridge
Everything we use comes in boxes, cartons, bins, the so-called packaging we love so much. The mountains of things we throw away are much greater than the things we use. In this, if no other way, we can see the wild and reckless exuberance of our production, and waste seems to be the index. I wonder whether there will come a time when we can no longer afford our wastefulness -- chemical wastes in the rivers, metal wastes everywhere, and atomic wastes buried deep in the earth or sunk in the sea. When an Indian village became too deep in its own filth, the inhabitants moved. And we have no place to which to move.” — John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
60,000 --Number of plastic bags consumed in the U.S. every 5 seconds (Sierra Club)
240,000--Number of plastic bags consumed worldwide every 10 seconds (Sierra Club)
(People living in their own trash in Africa, India, Mexico and many places around the world.) Photo bywww.Lightingtheway.com
(Our trash reaches the Arctic Ocean where polar bears, whales, seagulls and seals must contend with our accelerating nightmare.)
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