Friday, June 7, 2013

The Three R's....Why Recycle, Repurpose, and Reduce?



Do you ever think about how much garbage there is in the world?  Do you stop before throwing something in the trash and wonder where it ends up, if it decomposes, or if it sits there for years?  Most of us don’t put much thought into throwing something away.  Someone comes to our house each week and dumps our garbage in a truck and takes it away.  That’s all we know, right?

Well wisegeek.org says, “…with the garbage produced in America alone, you could form a line of filled-up garbage trucks and reach the moon. Or cover the state of Texas two and a half times. Or bury more than 990,000 football fields under six-foot high (1.8 meter high) piles of waste.”  That’s a lot of garbage.  And that’s just our country.  That does not include other parts of the world.