Wednesday, October 22, 2008


"The United States spends more on trash bags than ninety other countries spend on everything. In other words, the receptacles of our waste cost more than all of the goods consumed by nearly half of the world's nations."

--Business writer Polly LaBarre, quoted by Daniel H. Pink, in A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.

It's an interesting book, and that quote is not the focus of the book, or even the chapter I'm reading, but it sure got my attention.

How do we change this??

1 comment:

JCS said...

Well, we might start by letting people stay locked out of their office so they cannot pollute the atmosphere by driving too much.

Or, by condemning violators of our ethics to grow pumpkins for the public good.