1000 Flowers for the Planet - #440 Reduce Waste
Waste is a big problem facing every country on the planet. I’ve talked about it many times already, referring to water waste, land waste and even space waste. Even Mount Everest is plagued by waste left behind by adventurers climbing the mountain as a challenge. They’ve created a new challenge – cleaning up. Revisit some of the ideas already suggested: Reduce Landfill (Flower #7); Reduce Personal Waste (Flower #54); Avoid E-Waste (Flower #316); Deal With Your Own Waste (Flower #318); Avoid Food Waste (Flower #382).
As the world is plagued with an ever-growing population of human beings it is even more important for each and every one of us to reduce our contribution to the waste problem that pollutes this planet. Make the effort to think about the waste you create at work, at home, in the park, at the gym, at school, in the car – everywhere you go. Don’t mindlessly toss stuff away without a thought going through your mind as to where ‘away’ actually is – it’s landfill. Are you one of the top managers of a company that produces waste in massive quantities? How responsible is your company for that waste? What are you doing to deal with the problem?
If the rubbish was no longer collected from your property by the garbage collectors, and you were entirely responsible for how your own waste was dealt with, what would you do? How would you get rid of your waste? Would you bury it in your back yard? Don’t have a back yard – where would you put it? Landfill sites ARE in our backyard. They may not be your personal space, but they take up land and pollute the environment that belongs to all of us. So make an effort to reduce your waste.