Garbage will fill the world

Garbage will fill the world
Like the title of the song “Did you fill the world with love,” I am tempted to ask “did you fill the world with trash?” But filling the world with garbage is not entirely our fault, I am referring to us as the consumer. The packaging may be the culprit. Take the case of a day’s garbage. The plastic bag of the fish from the market, the tetra pack carton of juice and the can of soda. And what about the candy wrapper and the pack of nuts? Those are just a few simple items of trash in the garbage can. It seems that anything you buy is wrapped neatly by either a plastic or carton. One environmentalist estimated that a person creates a trash of 100 kilos in a year. It is mind boggling to compute the trash that the entire world population creates in one year. And I’m only talking of ordinary garbage. And how about the toxic waste and other non-biodegradables like broken glass and bulbs? We cannot continue with the present garbage system of using landfill. A method of efficient pulverizing of the garbage should be invented. Or maybe we need to create one big island that can be the garbage dump. For now, our only recourse is to reduce, reuse and recycle.


I didn't know that a single person could produce so much trash, that is absurd! We really need to do something about it because everything will be ruined sooner or later. Here in Italy we have a big garbage problem because no one cares about recycling and everyone just throws stuff around with no remorse.
Posted by Tania997 on 10-23-2017
Thinking deeper, it’s not really the recycling that will solve the garbage problem of the world. I guess it is the lifestyle. I remember when I was a girl, things were not wrapped in the market. When you buy fruits, you need to bring your basket otherwise you will have to carry the fruits by your hands. But now everything is in plastic bags. Just that one item already constitute a lot of garbage that is really destroying the environment.
Posted by Corzhens on 07-02-2018
Garbage is disposable and can be transformed into other products, however it is true that the world is being polluted with all kinds of trash, but that's mainly, because there are a lot of people who just throw their litter everywhere they find comfortable, which is obviously not really good for the environment and the world itself. I mean disposing of the garbage itself is harmful, however it's better than just keeping it somewhere.
Posted by manmad on 10-23-2017
I had to read that statistic that you put in your post because it just seemed so large. I'm not surprised really because think about how much packaging stuff comes in. I ordered a game from Amazon recently and the box that it came in was absolutely massive. Companies need to take a bit more responsibility because that game could have been packaged much better and would have probably been more secure in a small and tight box.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-23-2017
Putting a value on trash would be a huge stride (see, for example, bottle deposit programs). Whether the consumer pays or the producer pays, either way it would be a good thing because it would provide market incentives to create fewer disposable products, as well as to collect and properly dispose of waste.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-23-2017
Depends really. While I think that this is definitely possible given a number of packages being produced I don't think it will get to the point of filling the whole world. Some kind of measure to counteract this will be taken before things get out of hand I assume
Posted by Marvadaum on 10-23-2017
I totally disagree with this assertion that Garbage will fill the world in all ramifications, because there are several use at which garbage would be put to use in our society today. Come to think of it, what is the use of recycling company in the state, if not for the purpose of putting garbage into great use. So therefore, Garbage filling the world is definitely not going to happen.
Posted by Heatman on 10-23-2017
has anyone heard about the great pacific garbage? The ocean is filled with so much garbage that will takes years to clean it. Unless we do something, the world will be soon filled with garbage. Therefore, we need to manage the waste we generate, We can use organic waste to generate biogas and compost, we can use other materials such as glass, tin etc and recycle them. For the items that cannot be recycled, we need to stop manufacturing them.
Posted by vinaya on 10-23-2017
That's a lot of trash that we produced in every year. No matter where we dump our trash, it will always pollute our environment so I suggest to make a space dump truck and throw our trash into a section of the moon. It's much better than having a trash in our backyard. That's what some movies are showing to us, like WALL-E, where there's a dedicated garbage planet to dump it so it won't affect and pollute our natural home.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 10-24-2017
I used to be a maintenance worker at a chain of buildings where I used to live, and the work gave me a firsthand perspective on just how much trash people produce. Part of my work would by tying up and taking out the trash bags from their bins so sanitation workers could collect them. Every year there would be tons upon tons of trash, and the worst part being that these were relatively small buildings with only a few families!

People want everything to be convenient, even at the cost of destroying the environment. Disposable this or disposable that. No one wants to wash anything or reuse old materials, so they'd rather just throw it away and get a new one. That mentality will be the end of this planet.
Posted by Denis_P on 10-24-2017
I think the first thing people need to do is reduce the use of the plastic. Because if plastic continues to increase, then that is going to affect the climate. And that in turn is going to affect the business in general. You can see that people who are investing into the plastic and other non perishable is going to affect a lot of the parts of the business. That's the thing we have learned over a period of time.
Posted by overcast on 10-24-2017
Well, here we are burning most of the trash we make, of course not the plastic garbage, we are trying to recyclate but the authorities do not help us in giving us dumpsters for recycling. So, we are burning the leaves, paper, and small things. In this way, we give less garbage than usual to the trash machine.
Posted by wallet on 10-24-2017
THere are a lot of inventions lately as regards to concerns with the environment, the government only needs to have them prioritized and have them available publicly. This problem is not temporary and it's making its existence a lifetime or even eternity. This time should be the time to have everything fixed since we already have the modern technologies to help us every day. This should also be a tool for the reduction on those kinds of problems.
Posted by pandooh on 10-24-2017
I dont think the whole world can be filled with gabbage because with the help of technological advancement most of the gabbage can be recycled easily into another form, this will thereby reduce the gabbage and make the environment cleaner.
Posted by babyright on 10-24-2017
Unfortunately, I think if our habits do not change as quickly as possible... That's the way we're walking (and we're doing it in very strides). It's very scary to see the amount of trash that we produce every single day (sometimes it even looks like something from a science fiction movie).

This must to change!
Posted by wiseagent on 10-24-2017
Totally agrees with you before the world turn to a dumpster but I strongly believe it wouldn't get to that at least with technological advancement there will be a way out in future.Even in the present the reusing and recycling of garbage is helping to curb the menace and I know the government and scientists are not sleeping I'm sure they're thinking out ways to remedy this little problem of ours.
Posted by lovely on 10-24-2017
I agree. I think with the amount of waste we are creating now and at the rate the world is getting populated with even more humans, it won't be long until it catches up with all of us, and some might say it is already happening now. I think we really should look at the system we have now and find some compromises and solutions because it's not too practical to just ask and expect people to sacrifice convenience. It would be best if we could incorporate better systems into the existing one so that our conveniences wouldn't have to be given up because it would be nearly impossible to expect that from the masses.
Posted by Wubwub on 10-25-2017
Ruining the planet with thrash is the price we have to pay for living a comfortable life. I would sometimes think that people in the ancient world and medieval times are better than our generation. Sure there were conflicts and wars waged here and there but at least they didn't fill the world with plastics and toxic wastes. With the technology we have so far, I think it wouldn't be hard for humanity to think of a long term solution for our garbage problems. Not a lot of people would agree with me but perhaps maybe we can dispose all our wastes to planet Mars or the moon or somewhere in the outer space.
Posted by johnrajiv123 on 10-29-2017
This is so sad but it's true. Here, in my country, government sucks, so we don't have an appropriate disposal of garbage. Recycling is not supported by them, and almost the whole job is due to honest and pioneer citizens , who have developed a way to reuse, recycle and save materials. It's really depressing to go outside, and watch tons of piles of garbage everywhere, and that is not ending for sure, so obviously more sooner than later, we will be completely filled on garbage. I have some rules about it at home, and we make donations, and help with every campaign we can, but unfortunately we don't have support from the ones that have the power to pick up and process garbage in a responsible way.
Posted by ballyhara on 11-01-2017
You are right and I agree with you. It always saddens me when I think about how much trash we produce yearly because if this continues it won't end well at all. The problem is that some people just don't care about it because it's "just trash". That's the wrong kind of thinking - we should all focus on recycling and reusing the litter that we produce. We have been recycling for a very long time now and it's something that I want to do. I want to help the Earth even if it isn't huge, it's something.
Posted by Mehano on 11-01-2017
Using plastic, poor garbage disposal etiquette and poor laws against these are major culprits and one of the causes of massive flooding in many countries all over the world. Embracing healthy and safe alternatives to save mother Earth must be attended to ASAP for our children's children, for our future.
Posted by tiffiecute on 11-01-2017
It is not allowed to use plastic bags in my country. If someone does not abide by this law then this is considered as an offense and is punishable. I think that this is a great initiative brought forward by the government. There are also many sensitization campaigns being held in my country to advise people about the dangers of pollution and what can be done to preserve the environment. Our planet is dying due to deforestation and pollution. We must act now and find ways to preserve planet earth.
Posted by Pixie on 11-08-2017
I personally thing that garbage is out of control. Just look at the garbage patch in the pacific ocean, I do believe its the size of Texas. And its so big that I don't think that it could be cleaned up in our lifetime. And the biggest reason its there because were a throw away society, we buy something new and in a few years or less we throw it away and buy something new and the cycle repeats.
Posted by Soulwatcher on 11-15-2017
A method had been invented actually and that is garbage incineration. It was opposed, however, by environmental protection group because they emit toxic substances that can harm the hair and pose risk to the health of those living near the plant. In recent years, they have staged a comeback and are now being promoted as waste-to-energy (WTE) technology. The new technology converts garbage to electricity which makes them renewable. Environmental groups are still cautious of the method. Our government, though, is now open to the idea as long as the plant stays within the emission standards.
Posted by chatbox on 12-24-2017
Well it seems that garbage will be the most significant thing in the future... literally. It seems that thrash is only transferred or relocated because the ways of eliminating it is not actually a solution but just a correction. Most of the garbage nowadays are put into dump sites where other materials are recycled but these recycled materials are then being sold in the market and end in the dumpsites again. Poor mother earth...
Posted by fishbate on 06-01-2018
This is so informative and basically an eye-opener to all of us. However, I never realized that a person is producing a trash of 100 kilos in a year. So basically, we have almost 7.6 billion total population in the whole world and now I made my Mathematics work for today and I really could not imagine that we, people, are producing 760 billion kilos of trash in just one year. That's huge! Where do our garbage go? Now, we think of all the calamities happening in the world now, it is all about global warming and the cause is us. We need to change and start to help our mother Earth recover from all the abuses we did and we are still doing right now.
Posted by NesMarcos on 08-29-2018
I am also thinking about the solution to that problem. Actually it's difficult to think of effective solution although recycling is a good idea but I think its not enough to solve the problem. Population is becoming bigger so expect that we have millions or it might be billions of garbage around the world. Its okay if all folks will be more discipline towards the cleanliness of environment but no. There are folks who are abusing our nature and environment. They don't even listen to leaders. I think the solution here is discipline in oneself, I mean all folks should be discipline their selves . Be more nature friendly.
Posted by nekonieden on 10-12-2018
It will fill the world if we don't take actions about it. Because, we produce a lot of plastics every day all over the world, and I think we can get rid about if on filling the world with garbage if we make innovations on how to properly dispose our garbage or recycle it.
Posted by jayjaydimson on 11-01-2018
I think that garbage has already taken over the world. The problem of garbage disposal has become one of the most critical problems of all the big metros and cities throughout the world. The lack of discipline, lack of proper guidelines, lack of laws and regulation and also the poor implementation of the existing laws have all contributed to the rise of this major problem. A proper action plan needs to be prepared to tackle this problem and garbage recycling plants can definetly help in this regard.
Posted by jpk0007 on 11-02-2018
Sad but true. It seems that even as the world progress its technology, they fail to aid our problem of garbages. We do try to recycle every now and the, we tried to apply it to our gardening together with composting, but the ratio of plastics being created every minute, our efforts seem too minuscule. I heard there are already packages invented that could decompose naturally but as good or half as good as plastic containers. I hope manufacturers could see that as a way to help save Earth of the future full of garbages.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-14-2018
This is the direction we are currently heading. Who can we blame but ourselves? Due to our lack of discipline and negligence the world is constantly polluted because of us. The garbage around us is from us. I hope that everyone will do their part and help preserve Mother Earth. Any small acts lead to bigger acts. Let's not wait for things to become a lot more problematic.
Posted by Alymae on 12-16-2018
Garbage can be converted to energy, so I don't think that it would be a real problem in the future. Also Garbage could be used to reclaim land from the seas and could be converted to blocks that can be used in construction. There's a lot of ways to use garbage.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-16-2018
I don't think we would reach that point easily. There could be an advancement in technology in the future where garbages can be turned into somthing useful. By now, there are laws governing nonbiodegradable wastes and packaging are turning to biodegradable packages to prevent further number of garbages and wastes in the world we live in.
Posted by hstinscdln on 12-16-2018