Rick, I sent you a question and I wonder if it ended up in your spam filter...I was wondering if you had heard about Participate.net...and if you will submit this movie to them?
"Reindl, John" <Reindl@no.address> wrote:
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 materials management.
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
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