Humans create an estimated 64 tons of waste in their life time.
64 tons doesn’t seem like much. There are 72 cans in 3 crates of beer, 70 liters of fuel in my car tank, 110 volts of electricity and even the average life expectancy in the world is higher at 71 years.
Imagine everything you own and have owned. From the last piece of chewing gum you spat out, to your first pair of sneakers. Where are they now?
Imagine everything you see and have seen around you. From your office with all its monitors, desks, chairs and carpets, to the malls filled with shelves and shelves of products from boxed up video games to flip-flops . Where will they be in 5 years?
Imagine everything you have ever used. From plastic forks to drinking straws, plastic cups and plastic bags.
Imagine if you threw all the garbage in your life out onto your small garden. How would your garden look today?
Imagine billions of other people eating chewing gum, throwing away sneakers, monitors, chairs, desks, video games, flip-flops, plastic forks, drinking straws, cups and bags.
The generations that came before, and the generations to come.
Our waste needs to become biologically compatible with our natural environment.
Because everything become waste and eventually even us.
So what is our waste made from, where does all go and how does it affect the planet?
How can we make more responsible environmental choices and actions, not just as consumers, but as creators, makers and designers that we are?
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