The landfill – and the Western mode of managing waste in general – is garbage (pun intended) and isn’t going to be very feasible in the future. Especially since population growth is expected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050. That’s going to be a lot of waste to deal with.
More and more companies are promoting their products or packaging as “biodegradable” or “compostable”. That sounds good to us as consumers – somehow more environmentally friendly, right?
Pollution is very much a hot topic in the modern age—and with good reason. As humans have evolved and our industries, population, and production have exploded, so has pollution.