This week’s post will be a short, somewhat promotional post for “Trashed” – an environmental documentary in which actor Jeremy Irons travels around the world to discover the extent of our global waste problems. I saw this film a couple months ago. Until then my eyes had never been so open to “global waste problems”.
Click here to watch the trailer.
“We buy it, we bury it, we burn it and then we ignore it. Does anyone think about what happens to all the trash we produce? We keep making things that do not break down. We have all heard these horrifying facts before, but with Jeremy Irons as our guide, we discover what happens to the billion or so tons of waste that goes unaccounted for each year.” – Trashed online
Everyone in the world should watch this film. I’m not an extremist, but I consider myself pro-environment, pro-recycling, anti-waste. I believe this problem is one we can solve. We need biodegradable packaging, we need safer ways to dispose of the waste we’ve already created, we need people to listen and pay attention to what the facts tell us, and we need people to care.
Do you want to one day find yourself sitting on a pile of trash where a beach, playground, or ocean used to be? Do you want that for your children? For people who live in the countries Irons visited in this film, it’s already happening. The water they drink is the same water that decades worth of garbage and waste floats in.
Watch the film. Challenge the people around you to help make positive change for our world, and take “global waste problem” out of our vocabulary.
– Enjoy the ride – and the film.