Mar 31 2010
The United States & Recycling
Okay…So our book says that 80-90% of the world’s hazardous wastes is produced by developed nations, with the United States leading the way. However, to me it seems like nations such as China that are in the process of inten industrialization would be producing much more hazardous waste or waste in general than an already “established” nation such as the United States. I guess I can understand why the U.S. produces about 1/3 of the world’s solid waste because we are a nation of excessive consumption, but it seems to me that developing nations should be contributing a little more to the total hazardous waste count?! Also, I’m just curious to know if as a class, y’all leaned more towards “pro” recycling or “con” recycling…And then as a nation, does the U.S. lean towards one direction rather than the other, as well?