Worries: Garbage

Are we going to run out of oil?
Will there be enough water to drink?
Are all the coastal areas going to be flooded as the ice cap melts?
Will our kids be able to find jobs that pay a living wage?

Today we will restrict ourselves to:
Where is all the garbage going to go?

If you think the United States is no longer producing anything, then think about the 1.3 tons of garbage that each American produces each year.

Two recent books follow the trail of trash:

Garbage Land: on the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte and
Gone Tomorrow: the Hidden Life of Garbage by Heather Rogers

Comments

For a different take on garbage collecting, I recommend Agnes Varda's The Gleaners and I.