Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
PERSUADING individuals to participate is one of the key challenges of the recycling movement. One way to get people interested is to inform them about the magnitude of the problem. This is what the website does.
Usually, 10-15 per cent of what you pay for a product goes into packaging. Up to 80 per cent of a vehicle can be recycled. The US recycles less than 20 per cent of its e-waste. These are some nuggets of information on its home page. Browse some more to find links to recent articles on waste and on ways to deal with it.