What have we become under 50 years?

ORourkeDesigns By ORourkeDesigns, 20th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Fifty years ago, we predominantly discarded food scraps. Most products were made from natural materials like paper, cloth, leather, metal and wood and most were reused or recycled at the end of their useful life.

What have we become under 50 years?

We definitely have become a throw-away society because everything that we use involves throwing something away.
After opening a new package or a food product, there is always a protective wrapper to throw out.
We have our cell phones for maybe two years before we need to buy a new one to replace the old technology (and also to replace a cracked screen).

Why should we need to buy new shoes constantly because they were made so cheaply?
If the companies actually made the shoes well, then they would be out of business for sure.
Then there would be less need to buy new shoes, on the other hand less jobs.
It a very vicious circle.
Plus, all of the name brand companies are able to charge ridiculous amounts of money for their products, even though they were made cheaply to begin with.

I think we have become a throw-away society.
Everyday people throw out enough food to feed all the starving people in the world. I think that we have become a society that if we do not want it anymore then we throw it away.
There are plenty of charities out there that we could donate to.
Every city has one that one can donate to.
Another issue with the young; is they have to have all of the lasted items, from clothes, to phones etc.
I have even seen some people that are just addicted to redecorating their own furniture just to be in style.
Seriously people need to think! This attitude is destroying our planet. Most of this items they just throw it away.
The next time you want to purchase something think. Can the item be recycled this include food packaging.
Can this item be donate to a good cause instead of your land filled.
If we did this simple things we would be making a great contribution to a better living.


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As an Artist, Nature is my inspiration for some of my bead patterns which I create One of a kind items. Love Photography, Camping, Nature, Art and Gardening.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
20th Feb 2015 (#)

Who will bell the cat? is the question. Everyone is following a path that is not only ruinous to our planet but to our moral fiber too. Good thoughts - siva

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
20th Feb 2015 (#)

Yes Siva I for one have always lived in my old fashion world. I have bought a TV in my life! I have a handy me down iPad 2 and a very old windows XP also all handy me downs they were gifts from my children.
They they mom that is old now.
Yes but it world and I don't need a new one. There will be no bailing out from anyone. I think we as humans have to change our pattern of though and actions it all starts with us.

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author avatar Retired
20th Feb 2015 (#)

Yes, we are advanced in technology, but in morals, and respect, love for others is going back. Excellent article!

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
20th Feb 2015 (#)

Yes Carmen the morals? What morals out the window those have gone. It's very rare to find one with those I call those a very special rare soul. The same with friends the disregard friends like trash,if it does not serve the purpose, out it goes. So sad!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
20th Feb 2015 (#)

So many people seem to think that "disposable" is a good word. Its horror!

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
20th Feb 2015 (#)

Well said Mark! Thank you so much, that is so true. Maybe I'm just a visionary that can see the damage in the long run and what I see scares me to death.

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author avatar Kingwell
21st Feb 2015 (#)

I grew up in the 1940's and fifties in a world quite different from today. There were no plastic containers to throw away and often our clothes were 'hand me downs'. It's true - we have become a throw away society. Blessings.

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
21st Feb 2015 (#)

Yes Kingwell thank you so much. I do miss those good old days and often wish I could go back. We were extremely blessed.

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author avatar Jaguarwombyn
25th Feb 2015 (#)

I am a second hand rose. I believe in sustainable, recycle, minimize, and decorate with what the earth provides. Wonderful reflection of consciousness, keep it up

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
25th Feb 2015 (#)

@jaguarwombyn Thank you sis that is so me.

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