US Wasteful

The US generates 590,000,000,000 million pounds of waste a year less than 20% is recycled. Solutions in article.

Most of the e-waste goes to China. Eliminating food waster would feed 1 billion people a year as the US wastes 31% of the food supply. Ninety corporations and states are responsible for nearly two-thirds of all carbon emissions since 1751, and two-thirds were produced in the last 25 years since warnings about the danger of global warming.[i] A spokesperson for indigenous youth organized by the UN, Andrea Landry of the Anishinaabe tribe of Canada, contrasted her traditional with modern attitudes; “We’re in a relationship with the land; it’s a living thing. It’s not a matter of take, take, take. We give to the land and the land gives to us.”[ii]


[i] Suzanne Goldenberg, “Just 90 Companies Caused Two-Thirds of Man-Made Global Warming Emmissions,” The Guardian, November 20, 2013.

[ii] Marzieh Goudarzi, “Indigenous Youth Step up to Protect their Roots,” Inter Press Service, February 17, 2013.

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