How We Created A Throwaway Society

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

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

“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

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Photo by Jonathan Chng on Unsplash
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Beyond plastic: disposable everything

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Photo by Hermes Rivera on Unsplash

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

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