Comment 60279

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted February 25, 2011 at 23:24:59 in reply to Comment 60264

Even if we could fit all of Canada's garbage, for million years, down one three-foot-wide hole, it'd still be a bad idea. This garbage isn't just a nuisance to rid ourselves of, it's a huge repository of valuable materials.

We never see the vast majority of the resources or time which go into these products - or most of the garbage they produce. Every step of this journey exacts social, economic and ecological costs, of which the eventual disposal is only a small fraction. The longer we use something, the more we spread out these costs and the better value we get for our expenses. But the more we throw out prematurely, the more simply goes to waste.

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