Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Eco Alarm of the Day ... 1:70

I found this disturbing tidbit on Lazy Green People today:

For every one garbage can you put out at the curb, 70 cans were filled by all the processes needed in order to make it.

It does not come with supporting citations, and it sounds like a lot. But when you stop to think about everything that goes into all the stuff we use ... it's probably in the right ballpark.

On the bright side, it illustrates that every little bit you reduce your consumption on this end creates a big impact on the far end, especially if you're cutting down on disposable items and/or things with lots of unnecessary packaging.
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