Throw away society

The TED talk we watched about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch made reference to a “throw away society”.  What did the speaker mean by “throw away society”?  What do you think are the environmental consequences of a “throw away society”?  What actions can you take to break away from this “throw away society”?

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6 thoughts on “Throw away society

  1. When he said “throw away society”, it meant that with us doing nothing about the garbage patch it will ruin the society and the US.

  2. The throw-away society is a human society strongly influenced by consumerism. The term describes a critical view of overconsumption and excessive production of short-lived or disposable items.

  3. The speaker talked about overconsumption. The consequences is that we use things more than normal. Not over consuming.

  4. the speaker talk about overconsumption. the consequences is that we would be using thing past the average.

  5. He talked about how we buy a lot of stuff, use a lot of stuff, but then also throw away a lot of stuff and it ends up in the ocean. We are a nation are ruining our world, and its beauty. Consequently, we are spending lots of money on things we think we need, and as a result, we throwing a bunch of things away to buy new things, and all of our trash is going into our oceans. We could prevent the Garbage Trash from growing by recycling more, and being more aware of how we are treating our environment.

  6. The guy talks about overconsumption and how we thrown to many thing not into the trash which leads to run off into the ocean

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