I found this image because it reminded me of the centennial light bulb over in Livermore. The fields of burnt out bulbs surrounding the one lit bulb reminds me of just how many bulbs I calculated were wasted. I can't help but wonder how much money was made off of the backs of all the waste produced. Hopefully we realize that quality is more important than quantity soon, I'm not sure the planet can take much more waste being piled on it.
This is a picture of the technological dump sites in Ghana. The trash sites in the documentary we watched in week 5 were probably the most memorable and haunting moments for me, and I felt I should pay my homage here. As the news article attached states, people work in these fields despite the multitude of health problems associated with them because they need the money. I wonder what Ghana looked like before we turned it into a landfill.
Mexico City, the world's seventh largest city, will close the world's largest garbage dump by the end of 2012, instead turning trash from the city and surrounding area's 20 million residents into renewable energy and reusable materials, according to Mayor Marcelo Ebrand.