Identiplast 2011: towards no plastics ending up in landfills
Organized by PlasticsEurope and the International plastics value chain, Identiplast 2011 was held at the Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid. Identiplast 2011: towards no plastics ending up in landfills read>>
This interview was a nice suammry of what we've read in the book so far. A couple of major points that stood out in the interview for me was just how heavy our food waste is, that 56% of our garbage ends up in the landfill, communities "accept" landfills out of economic necessity, that toxic materials such as throwing away electronics were particularly harmful, and that part of the problem was a failure to make new uses for things. I think part of the reason we throw out stuff we shouldn't is because we don't know what else we can do it with. For example, a lot of people don't know that there are organizations that you can donate your used cell phone to and they will refurbish them and give them to domestic violence victims.