How We Created A Throwaway Society

and became ‘wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontent individuals’ in the process

Photo from Life Magazine article ‘Throwaway Living’. Credit:

“The objects flying through the air in this picture would take 40 hours to clean — except that no housewife need to bother.”

The role of plastic in our throwaway society

Photo by Jonathan Chng on Unsplash

Beyond plastic: disposable everything

Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

“…the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals.”




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