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Originally posted by Laurauk
reply to post by digitalf
And yet, we as humans, want to go and explore the galaxy, eventually colonizing other planets. That should be a big no no, We should sort out or own problems on this planet first, before we think about polluting and destroying other planets!
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by Niccawhois
I appreciate the reply. I have also noticed that the US has cleaned up it's act compared to the way it was when we were dominate in industry but as many here will point out the US isn't the world. This is a global issue now. The US is no longer the sole major polluter.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
Most of our polluting industries in the US were outsourced to India and China.
China is the world’s largest garbage importer. In 2008, the U.S. exported 11.6 million tons of recovered paper and cardboard to China. Chinese consumption simply doesn't produce enough waste to feed the country’s recycling industry. (Source: Reuters)
A garbage collector in Taipei separates bones from recyclable kitchen waste. Residents have to separate their litter or risk fines of up to 190 dollars. Taiwan has to cut down on garbage as the island is rapidly running out of space to dump trash. Fines are a last resort. But recycling also seems to be influenced by cultural preferences. While Greece recycles only about 10 percent of its waste, Austria achieves a 60 percent recycling rate. (Source: Reuters)
Originally posted by zorgon
They take the bottles to California where they get a 5 cent per bottle refund at machines. Why can't Nevada just do the same? Attach a refund to ALL bottles? If they did many homeless and even kids would collect them willingly to make a buck.
Originally posted by jakesecrest
reply to post by havok
It is safe to say that humans are Nature's cancer