To make a product, we waste 93% of the
materials…and even then, 80% of the products we make don’t last for more than
The rest of the materials are like our old friend, the tailpipe smoke, or
hazardous metals in our water, or solvent disolving slowly into the
atmosphere, or just plain old scraps that become piles of garbage.
So think of something you own,…imagine you had to carry around all the coal, solvents,
metals and other materials that it took to manufactured.
How big would this pen be?
Now, when I am done with my pen, I throw it, and the other 93% of it’s mass into
the atmosphere, and pull more out…and we are getting better and better at it.