Here’s a really interesting post that I found from Jackie’s Ramblings…
Today is garbage day, and I was wondering what happens to all the trash after it is picked up from the garbage truck? My biggest concern about it is how badly it pollutes our earth and if it will ever discompose after it is thrown away. So I looked it up on a couple of websites and well, yes some garbage goes to a waste to energy facility and well, if that is not always the case, garbage just goes to a landfill. Which I heard that they cover with soil everyday to keep the land and environment safe. Then I was wondering about baby diapers lol, because you always hear that they take forever to disingrate! I wish there was a better use of waste. We do recycle so that helps. We do reuse some things that can be reused like old canisters and such. But still there is just so much! I used to think we should turn garbage into like a fuel for our cars because we never run out of it and since we will be getting short on oil in the up and coming years.
Another side of the coin is dumpster diving! I LOVE IT! I haven’t done it in a long time but you can find amazing stuff in other peoples garbage. LOL! I know the crazy coupon ladies like to dumpster dive in the recycle bins for coupons. But I have been doing it way back when I was a little kid with my mother, and you really can find some great stuff!
Anyway, lets just try to minimize our trash to keep our world a better place.