I read the article 'An export from the U.S. to Brazil. I hear
that in the US people teach the three R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- in elementary school. So I don't understand that many companies
in the US export their toxic waste only because it is expensive
to process it in their own country. Isn't it an inconsistency?
I thought you could say environmental awareness is ingrained in
most people in the US I was excited and livid. But humans are creatures
of habit. It's hard to change habits overnight. Everyone needs to
take environmental protection very seriously. Environmental pollution
is becoming an ever more serious problem.
I could say garbage awareness is a problem too. I read the 'Tips
for less trash'. I am interested in recycling. Our landfills are
running out of space, you know, so we need to stop being wasteful
of natural resources... Recycling is a good habit but, actually,
we'll have to do better than that.
If we really want to clean up the world, we need to do with less
stuff. The key is to reduce our consumption.
Okubo Fumiko (Japan)