Put your waste in the recycle bin, and it’s out of sight, out of mind. It has not actually achieved anything, which is why so much is choking our world.
The best thing is refusing to buy it in the first place, and to pressure corporations to stop producing it. But the reality is, we are drowning in rubbish.
This is more visible in poor countries. An excellent article in Al Jazeera describes several ingenious entrepreneurs who create useful and beautiful objects from trash.
You can do the same wherever you live.