The Planned Obsolescence

Washington, DC.- Did you know that in 2009 Americans produced about 243 million tons of waste, commonly known as trash or garbage? Or to put it in another way: that year every citizen in the U.S. generated about 4.3 pounds of waste per day (almost 2 kgs). These figures, released yearly by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, measure the everyday items U.S. citizens use and throw away such as product packaging, grass clippings, furniture, clothing, bottles, food scraps, newspapers, appliances, paint, and batteries. According the last report, all of this waste comes from homes, schools, hospitals, and business. Sigue leyendo