LOGICALLY SPEAKING, our waste-related problems would be much smaller if consumption would decrease to begin with.
When less product is consumed, less waste is produced. Ultimately that leads to less being produced, which eases our other troubles, such as pollution and dwindling non-renewable resources. There is no denial, our plastic ‘diet’ is a heavy one.
I had many conversations with people over the banning of plastic bags, straws, plates, cutlery and other immediately evident single-use plastic items.
I wish them gone yesterday, but if only it were that simple. The above mentioned are but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to single-use plastics. I agree, we have to start somewhere. But.
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