Tag: waste

China Now Refuses the West’s Plastic Waste

It had to happen sometime, and the time is now. As of 2017 Jan 01 China is refusing to accept a large proportion of the West’s plastic waste. Consumption in the West has depended on China for decades. Now China makes new pretty things, the West uses them, creates a lot of garbage, then ships a proportion of the garbage plastic back to China for recycling. This needs to stop, and I thank China for pushing us to a better solution to our rampant consumption.

RCA RFR322 Fridge 3.2 Dead after only 5 months

RCA fridge RFR322 died after only 5 months of use. What a waste of money and natural resources. Photo 1 by Don Tai

RCA fridge RFR322 died after only 5 months of use. What a waste of money and natural resources. Photo 1 by Don Tai

We humans need to do much better than this. My neighbour bought an RCA RFR322 student fridge, 3.2 cubic foot, Made in China, from Walmart. After a mere 5 months is stopped working. The manufacture of appliances such as a fridge takes a lot of natural resources, and if the appliance dies shortly after not only is it a waste of money but also of natural resources. We, as a species, need to stop making these mistakes.