Sunday, February 3, 2019
Just trash on my mind
Trucks of Art
1951 Ford Pickup (customized)
Why do I use plastic bags in our trash cans? Why not dump them directly into the receptacle the city picks up. When I use the plastic bag it only adds to the ‘plastic’ problem of landfills.
I should take my own bags to the grocery store and reuse them, but I do not. Why? (Too lazy methinks)
I should recycle much stuff, but I really do not know how to decide what to do with what?
From my ignorant standpoint, I do not know why we do not burn the garbage rather than bury it. It must get into our aquafer when we bury it? I understand the landfills line many holes with heavy plastic, but we all know the stuff buried must cut thru even the heaviest of plastic. And so what if they hold it in the plastic above the aquafer, what happens in 30 even a 100 years when the plastic deteriorates then toxics are concentrated! Isn’t that just kicking the can down the road to later generations?
Do you ever consider how much garbage you have compared to our parents of the last generation? In two towns where I lived, we didn’t have garbage collection. I would bet our home garbage in 1940 to 1950 could be put in a 5 gallon bucket weekly. Everyone in our communities had a ‘burn barrel’ to take care of that.
In Florida and North Carolina trash is buried. I wish all counties had a huge incinerator that also generated electricity from the produced heat. The smoke stacks can be filtered and ashes used in road beds.
Don’t even think about the number of diapers! WOW
Untreated human waste....