To eliminate waste, we need to rediscover thrift

Recycling and thrift

DO IT SOON What’s up? There’s no such thing as throwing something away — when you toss a used food container, broken toy or old pair of socks into the trash, those things inevitably end up in ever-growing landfills.
What’s new? But we can get smarter about the way we make, and remake, our products. This video shares exciting examples of thrift — the idea of using and reusing what you need so you don’t have to purchase anything new — as well as advances in material science, like electronics made of nanocellulose and enzymes that can help make plastic infinitely recyclable.
So what? Our future is at stake. We must act.
SOURCE:  TED

 

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