Americans have a one-track mind when it comes to our trash. We want it out of sight and out of mind—as soon as possible. As "stuff" has evolved to address our demands for convenience, particularly in the food and beverage industry, we've started to perceive everything we buy as disposable.
The average person now generates 4.3 pounds of waste per day, with 55 percent of it ending up in landfills. If that isn't a sign that a bit of holistic thinking is in order, I don't know what is.
Before you toss your waste in the trash bin, here are some simple questions to ask yourself: