At what point are we going to change our wasteful ways? At what point will we take recycling, repurposing, and reuse seriously? The two (2) maps provided should break every American’s heart.
Sometimes, while driving our nation’s highways, I am taken aback by the number of landfills one can see just from the interstates. But these are certainly not alone. All too often, landfills are located in obscure or remote locations so we don’t have to visualize them…their smell…their sound…or their truck traffic.
As a result, instead of sweeping the image of landfills under the rug, perhaps future landfills should be proposed only in very visible locations – near highways, homes, cities, airports, and schools. That way, Americans will be bluntly reminded of their wasteful ways and actually might begin to take action to reduce our nation’s waste problem.
As stewards of the Earth – let’s collectively start acting like it – both on the land and on the seas.