Garbage is defined as anything worthless, useless, or discarded. Unfortunately, Americans are professionals at producing trash. In fact, the average American household throws out four and a half pounds of trash each day, and collectively we produce 243 million tons of trash within a year (Smith). The problem of trash production has been around for ages, but it has continued to be ignored by the general population. Producing exceeding amounts of trash does not bother the majority of Americans, or they are unaware of the problem, otherwise the mind-blowing statistics would not exist.
In fact, one time I didn’t even eat one bite of my food. I even had the option of taking it home in a box, but I opted to not do that since nachos don’t taste very good the next day. At the time I wasn’t thinking about how I was wasting it, but I do now. In America today we waste a lot of materials that can be recycled and re used. Most metals can be melted down and reused again.
The non-biodegradable EPS is everywhere and it is wreaking havoc on our environment. Lack of recycling programs makes it difficult for the consumer to know what to do with this material other than throw it in the trash where it winds up taking up space in the landfill. The Plastic Recycling Collection National Reach Study’s 2012 update (as cited by Timm, 2012) claims that only 31.1% of the U.S. population have access to EPS foodservice recycling as compared to 94% having access to other material recycling capabilities (para.5). For the 31.1% who do have access, many do not know they do or may be “confused on the simple steps of how and what to recycle” (Timm, 2012). While recycling methods have improved for non-food EPS packaging material, most EPS recycling programs exclude EPS foodservice containers since foods and grease cause contamination of the recycling processe... ... middle of paper ... ...avior of these businesses by letting them know our money will not be used to purchase EPS foodservice containers.
The Illegal Immigration statistics website says, “The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has estimated that on average 11.46 million people were without jobs, per month in 2013” (2014). The website also lists another study that shows that there are 11.7 million illegal immigrants living in the United States as of March 2012. Illegal aliens have the biggest effect on unemployment in America because they work under the table, so they do not show as a employed person. Many people wonder why the unemployment statistics are so high, and this is the reason for it. Illegal immigration also does not benefit the economy due to all the crime that a large majority of the immigrant’s cause.
For that reason, a fresh approach to the zero waste philosophy is the solution that will steer people to alt... ... middle of paper ... ... at redesigning the life cycles of resources to ensure that all environmental supplies are reused. However, most people have not fully understood the waste reduction philosophy due to various reasons. As a result of inefficient social marketing strategies, most people have failed to understand that the zero waste philosophy mainly targets the reduction of household refuse. As a result, they generate almost 12 million tones of household wastes annually, yet only 25 percent of this garbage is diverted from landfills. Although the public is aware of this fact, most people do not know how to prevent the accumulation of such waste.
Therefore, employees that do not have two nickels to rub together for Thanksgiving are not enjoying nor encouraging the hectic luxury spending done on Black Friday by fellow consumers. Employees such as the ones at Wal‒Mart, have no choice but to work Black Friday for extra money just to make ends meet while simultaneously watching hundreds of shoppers come into their store and blow multiple paychecks worth of money. Malveaux goes on to say that “According to Wal‒Mart 's CEO, at least half of its workers earn less than $25,000 a year, which is not enough to live on in a city”(Malveaux). This quote from Malveaux confirms the idea of Black Friday being only for the corporations and consumers. Employees are simply the vehicle to make Black Friday happen.
Clearlake, California alone on a busy day can bring in 80,000 pounds of trash to the local dump. I know this because I work at the local dump in Mckinleyville. I also see a lot of people that throw away their recycling for the simple reason of being too lazy to sort it. I watch bag after of bag of plastic, aluminum, and glass get thrown into the bin which we haul straight to a landfill in Anderson, California. If everyone in Mckinleyville recycled there plastic, aluminum and glass they could save thousands of pounds a day from going to the landfill.
In America there is about two-hundred and eight tons of residential and commercial trash generated a year, 4.3 pounds per person a day (Prichard 1A). This is an overwhelming amount of trashed produced yearly. When people recycle this number can be drastically cut. But many people do not practice and use recycling. Consumers and businesses should use the three R’s; recycle, reuse, and recharge (Prichard 1A).
because the communities are illegal and not supported by their government which means they do not receive any government services such as garbage collection or community council which means rubbish is left on streets to pile up or get blown away in to the community’s water supply. New Delhi produces around 7,400 tonnes of garbage- every day, which is expected to increase to 17,000 tonnes by 2021 meaning that less and less water will be safe to drink creating a large problem for slum dwellers. The government should work on creating a more job opportunities and so that more people are employed and earning a decent income that will allow them to move out of the slums into better housings and work on making more houses for the growing population to live
The trucks automated arm grabs the new trash cans and dumps the contents into the back of the truck so no one is needed but a driver. In the text book this quote from the author complements the topic of the changing work force: Change is upon us as never before. Local governments must address these challenges and identify innovative ways to sustain high-quality services; otherwise, they will lose legitimacy in the eyes of the public they serve. If the new trash cans are not a success the population may feel that the Hillsborough County leaders are not spending wisely or did not do their homework before implementing the new program. This would also make the people not trust any new programs or c... ... middle of paper ... ... your trash cans on the curb or the general area of the curb the worker would grab it and empty the cans contents.