Monday, November 30, 2009

from the year 2000 - i called it the "bic lighter" generation.
meaning , if its "out", just throw it away and buy another - replace everything including friends and other relationships. no one knows what longevity means anymore -
i have thought this from the year 2000 when i studied the behavior of everyday folks in everyday relationships and situations.
i saw this artical today and was releved to see that its a valid opinion and its the dang truth :
Our Lives Are Filled With Worthless Crap That's Destroying the Earth
Now nearly everything is produced in China and made to be discarded. According to a 2008 report by the Economic Policy Institute, the United States imported $320 billion in Chinese goods in 2007. In that year alone, this country imported $26.3 billion in apparel and accessories, $108.5 billion in computers and electronic products, and $15.3 billion in furniture and fixtures from China.
The manufacture, distribution and disposal of an ever-growing mountain of short-lived consumer goods has taken an enormous environmental toll. Annie Leonard’s website “The Story of Stuff,” which has garnered more than 7 million views in less than two years, has helped spread awareness of that cost far beyond the usual environmentalist circles.

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