Trash Impact

In Western society we don’t want to think of the mounts of trash that pill in landfills. We fill our trash cans to empty them into the trash can in the garage, then drag those to the curb and forget about the waste. But that’s not where the cycle ends, the trash is picked up and taken to a landfill. At the landfill the trash is compacted and buried under the earth and covered. We try our best to cover up our trash. Because of our actions, the earth is paying the price. Thousands of acres of land are set aside for us to fill with our trash. This can cause many problems: leachate that poisons water ways, thousands of acres of tree are cleared, and even methane is released by trash. The only way to fix our trash problem is to reduce, reuse, and recycle. We have to come up with new ways to mass produce products that are sustainable.

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