Originally posted on Ground to Ground:
Pollution shouldn’t be political; it should be something we all work together to manage, no matter what side we take on issues at large. Garbage is as old as humanity, and we’ve been struggling to dispose of it since. In fact, the first recorded landfill is over 5,000 years old, discovered in the Cretan capital, Knossos where they buried their garbage in giant pits layered with soil.
In today’s world, each American produces approximately 1,600 pounds of garbage a year, a whole heck-of-a-lot more than the Cretans! Earth 911 defines a landfill’s purpose as a place to “isolate waste from its surrounding environment, and [prevent] water contamination and contact with air.” Although landfills are not built to decompose trash. Landfills were built to keep us safe from producing giant garbage monsters that attack us with our own filth, although sometimes they fall short. You can’t stop the devastating effects of pollution unless you learn how; it’s time to get to know which landfills are the most dangerous.
Originally posted on Eco Magnet:
A child’s idea of doing the right thing with rubbish is to put it in the bin, but where does it all get to? At the end of the day, plastics be us, but how do we do it?which do not decompose still end up in the environment. It’s just that instead of being messily spread out across the countryside for all to see, we collect it in one place, which will inevitably turn into heaven for archaeologists in a few thousand years. When it comes to rubbish, we have limited choices. We can burn it releasing chemicals into the atmosphere, or we can bury it, release chemicals into the earth. Ultimately, rubbish is a problem. On topic of rubbish from food stuffs, technology is getting cheaper and increasing in such a rate that, of course things like phones, cameras, televisions, ipods and computers are becoming part of the problem.
So we cannot reduce the trash of everyone, but when a global effort is required, someone has to set the ball rolling and it may as well be us. So what are some things that we can do?