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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 8 2012: Well, I think that today we have many companiesĀ“s actions with 'green wash'. It is not necessary to prohibit plastic. We need an efficient recycling system.

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