Do We Have to Use All Those Throwaway Products?
September 23, 2007 4:32am CST
I guess nobody will be so numb if they have ever seen the astounding photos provided by Vickistone in the post of “Have You Experienced this Kind of Life?” What I’m going to talk maybe is less connected with Africa but it is surely bound up with everyone else. I learned a group of numbers in astonishment that we use 4.5 billion throwaway chopsticks per year in China, that is, 25 million grown birches will be cut yearly. Shall we count how many birches will be left after 5 year, 10 year, 20 years? What about all those throwaway packaging, paper products … For how long the natural resources can afford this kind of life style?
• United States
23 Sep 07
I think we have come a long way in saving the earth, compared to just a few years go. I belong to a recycling group so there is very few things that go directly back to the dump. I also have a small business where I recycle paper. Hopefull it will catch on so more people will do it and save some of our natural resources.