What a waste!
my viewpoint, people are really wasting their 'waste'.
When it comes to using stuff
taken from the planet, humans think in straight lines:
Grab >> Make
>> Use >> Trash
Grab is mining minerals,
soils, forests and fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal). These are resources.
is taking something out and not replacing it. Make
is producing stuff for people to buy: industry. Use
is what people do with what they buy, like driving. Trash
is what happens when the stuff is old, unwanted, broken, burned
(as in fuels and garbage) or outdated.
resources, growing trash piles and pollution on a grand scale
affecting the whole planet: seas, rivers, lakes, lands, air.
other system on our planet runs in circles - cycles. There's no
such thing as trash; no pollution. There's no start and no finish.
Everything is constantly being recycled - naturally. One creature's
waste becomes another's food. Humans and their industries are
the odd animals who don't fit in to the way the planet's systems
people are learning. More
and more stuff now gets recycled. Great!