Categories
Blog

Americans Love Garbage

Did you know that Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet?

According to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, the author of  “Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash,” nearly 70 percent of the trash we create (102 tons over our lifetime) goes immediately into landfills. Most of it is made up of containers and packaging, all of which should be recycled. In fact, he estimates we throw away almost $50 billion in squandered riches each year.

Check out Keith Knight’s cartoon on the subject, and view all of his terrific cartoons here.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the publisher of Cagle.com and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc, which which is a major distributor of editorial cartoons and columns to newspapers and digital publishers. See Daryl's blog at: www.darylcagle.com, see his site at: Cagle.com get permission to reprint his cartoons at: PoliticalCartoons.com.

One reply on “Americans Love Garbage”

Would like to see a cartoon depicting Pelosi as Little Bo Peep leading her 'Lost Sheep' down the capitol steps boycotting the contempt vote.. A couple of the sheep could have 'demos' on their side. Caption: We see nothing, we hear nothing, we do nothing.

Comments are closed.