This is a test to see how an "Active-Page" might work.
The idea is that a page like this could work as a supplement to the Active-Books we write.
Trash is all around us. Cooking a meal at home without discarding a single piece of waste would be challenging. Even if our food did not come in cans, boxes, jars, and plastic we would continue to make pollution by buying groceries from stores. The farm, to store, to table supply chain is full of waste. From the plastic that we all use every day, to the carbon dioxide created by trucks that delivery items to stores, to the energy and toxins released by manufacturing, to chemicals and pesticides used for growing our food. These are just a few ways that we contribute to the problem of pollution every day.
The bad news is that right now, people make tons of trash. Since the first Market Revolution in the 1820s the world, and especially the United States, has developed a consumer culture that perpetuates harmful pollution practices. Single use items have taken over the market; plastic forks, cardboard boxes, soda cans, personal electronics, and water bottles are the new normal. In 2017, U.S. residents generated 4.51 pounds of trash per person, per day. Last year the U.S. alone created 267.8 million tons of municipal solid waste that went to landfills or polluted our planet. Climate change and global warming are starting to significantly impact life on Earth as we know it. But what can we do?
By studying our garbage we can learn to make better economic and waste choices. Continue reading to find out how you can support environmentalism and create a more sustainable Earth.