Welcome to the site, my name is Aaron Freeman and like most people I’m wasteful. I put this site together to discuss ways people are limiting or making use of trash in their lives. On average, people generate about 4.3 pounds of waste each day. This adds up to 220 million tons of waste a year in the United States alone. That’s a lot of trash and a lot of waste contributing to a number of environmental issues.
Unfortunately our comfortable lifestyles do take a toll on the planet. I’m not only referring to environmental concerns, but the availability of our planet’s finite resources as well. The simple truth is Earth cannot sustain human life as we know it indefinitely. But fear not, we’ll be long dead before there’s any real problems right, shouldn’t it be the next guy’s problem? There’s really no chance for us to see any extinction level event in our lifetime due to pollution, or any other number of avoidable environmental disasters. The key word there is “avoidable”. Yes, the next guy will need to deal with our impact on the environment in some way, but it’s up to us to make sure it stays manageable.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those crazy save the Planet types. I am just stating a fact that Earth cannot sustain our way of life. We should be aware of the impact we have on the Planet and take some form of action to lighten the burden for the next guy. My goal is to become less wasteful and to get others thinking the same. There’s so much more than just, “Going Green” to talk about. Recycling and composting are important, but both are rather boring topics to discuss. I’m interested in the strange out of the box ideas that most people wouldn’t even consider doing to reduce waste. Especially solutions that involve using waste to reduce more waste in the future. There’s so much that we discard that can be salvaged or re-purposed.
What I hope to accomplish is to inspire and instill the idea that reducing waste does not need to be a daunting task. There’s no need to go crazy when it comes to going green because every little bit helps. Keep it simple, make it fun, think of new ways to limit your waste, and inspire others to think about their environmental footprints. I hope you continue to check out the site in the future and join in on the discussion.
What have you done to become less wasteful?