Archive for July, 2020

Diversion: How to Keep Waste Out of Landfills

Humans have a problem with waste. Most of the time, we don’t know what to do with it, and so we pile it up in landfills. Out of sight, out of mind is a nice principle, but it only goes so far. Whether we’re looking or not, waste in landfills is breaking down, emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, seeping pollutants into soil and ground water, and disturbing ecosystems which are bulldozed in order to make room for more junk. If we follow this produce-consume-dispose pattern to its logical conclusion, the Earth will be covered in garbage. What can we do to avoid this?…