A few years ago, I had to visit our local waste management authority. I was appalled at what I saw there. The line of trucks waiting to dispose of trash was long, and each vehicle was packed with furniture, building materials and anything else you can imagine. I felt sad and disgusted as I faced the reality of how much humans consume and discard without realizing (or caring) that they’re depleting natural resources and increasing pollution with every passing second. The environmental, economic and social impacts are disheartening.
Our species needs to reflect on the effects we’re causing. We need to step up our efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. I realize it can seem overwhelming to think about how we as individuals, company managers and business owners can develop and stay true to sustainable practices.