Thanks for sending this -- it should
certainly raise awareness. But, I hope that it includes a discussion of the
entire life cycle of materials use. The landfill -- although very visible -- has
only a small environmental impact as compared to the extraction or harvesting of
raw materials, the transportation of these materials to manufacturers, the
manufacture of products and distribution of them to consumers, and, of course,
the use of products.
If we are to achieve sustainability, we need
to look at total environmental impact, not just the most visible portion of
John Reindl, Recycling Manager
Dane County, Wisconsin
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"Trashed" is a provocative investigation of one of the
fastest growing industries in North America. The garbage business. The
film examines a fundamental element of modern American culture...the
disposal of what our society defines as "waste." It is an issue
influenced by every American, most of whom never consider the
consequences. Nor, it seems, the implications to our biosphere. At times
humorous, but deeply poignant, "Trashed" examines the American waste
stream fast approaching a half billion tons annually.
What are the effects all this waste will have on
already strained natural resources? Why is so much of it produced? While
every American creates almost 5 pounds of it every day, who is affected
most? And who wants America to make more?
The film analyzes the causes and effects of the
seemingly innocuous act of "taking out the garbage" while showcasing the
individuals, activists,corporate and advocacy groups working to affect
change and reform the current model. "Trashed" is an informative and
thought-provoking film everyone interested in the future of
sustainability should see.
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