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Waster Disposal, A Lazy mans ignorance
Member Name: JEStevens
Advantages: hmmm, so were not over flowing in rubbish!
Disadvantages: involves a minute bit of effort
We now live, at least here in the western world, in a throw away society composed of plastic containers and packaging.
The importance of recycling has to be recognised as a thing that everybody should do. Especially in this country (England) where our landfill are rapidly approaching full capacity, coupled to this is the fact that waste generation is increasing year on year.
An alternative to landfill sites is to burn rubbish - however here comes carbon emissions and the amount of crap that would come from burning all the plastic packaging we have today.
an estimated 40% of waste is organic - this is a symptom of the cause that causes thing like obesity - we're to damn greedy. Personally me being a student i dont throw anything out unless i absolutly need to, it makes me go spare when i come home and see my parents throw out 1 day old cheese just because its out of date.
There are recycling centres of course, depending on local authorities (often useless). these include glass and paper recycling - however as with other things there is not a 100% guarentee that it doesnt end up in a landfill site.
i think the most important thing is to educate people all over the social spectrum - those at the top are just as wastefull as those at the bottom
Summary: Waste - A Rich countries problem