20 Disposable Products You Can Stop Buying

Nourishing World Blog

Reducing is the first, and most important, step in the process.

I learned something appalling and sobering while accompanying my son on a homeschool field trip to the local landfill last year: we are quite literally running out of room for garbage. In Rhode Island, our home state and home of Peaceful Planet headquarters, there is only one landfill. It is estimated that this landfill will be filled to capacity in approximately 20 years. Once we reach capacity, that’s it. Regulations will allow no new landfills to be built in Rhode Island, and all waste will need to be shipped out of state, possibly quite far — costing us much more in terms of money, fuel, and greenhouse gas emissions. It may soon become entirely cost prohibitive to discard waste! Twenty years is a blink of an eye in the grand scheme of things. This is the reality today’s children will face as they enter adulthood. We can’t wait until year…

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One comment on “20 Disposable Products You Can Stop Buying
  1. Richard Farr says:

    Interesting piece. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

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