The world we live in today is based on mass consumption of everything. Be it cars, textiles, food, anything that crosses your mind— is being produced on a mass scale. One reason for this is the consistent global population growth, another reason is consumer culture. These reasons have contributed to unnecessary production that has eventually led to a negative impact on our environment.
Perhaps the saddest of all waste forms is food. In fact, it is wasted to such an extent that if we reduce food waste, then the amount of carbon in the air will reduce as well. On number two we have textiles and it is no doubt that with so many brands coming up every second, textiles dump is at an all-time high.
Now when we consider these wastage items and how they are collected in landfills, that too imposes a problem. Decomposition of these materials in one place produces and releases a massive amount of methane gas into the air. The hazardous air then causes breathing problems, which adds to the already emitted gases from millions of vehicles.
While it seems impossible to turn around the situation entirely, it is possible to take drastic measures against all these continuously piling up problems. The infographic below provides a brief insight into how food, textiles and landfills are affecting our environment.
Infographic by: Waste360