A Wasteful Society

A study for the US National Academy of Engineering found that about 93 % of the materials we buy and ‘consume’ never end up in saleable products at all. 80 % of products are discarded after a single use, and many of the rest are not as durable as they should be. Paul Hawken estimates that 99 % of the original materials used in the production of, or contained within, the goods made in the US become waste within 6 weeks of sale.
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