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Why do we have so much garbage, & what can/should be done to reduce it?

Our planet is being trashed. We create & leave in our collective wake so much trash that a billion dollar industry has arisen just to manage it, often by burying it & creating potential hazards to our air & ground water. Our oceans & their beaches are polluted by plastics that won't decompose for 600 years. This is a worldwide disaster in the making. What do you think?


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    Jun 1 2012: The most important thing is awareness.
    • Jun 2 2012: Do you think, Shivang, that manufacturers are unaware of the environmental impact of their products?
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        Jun 5 2012: they may know but, they are not so conscious, or neglecting , about the garbages.

        Garbage Re-cycle process can be used to reduce garbage, few companies following it.
        But not sure what to do with those garbages which are not recyclable.

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