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A&E.A recycling material

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Anna L Velasco (alv)
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:06:59 -0700 (MST)


THE ISSUE

Because I have done a little traveling I learned that we as Americans are
extremely wasteful; even though the U.S. also happens to be the cleanest
country I have ever seen. (Never been to Canada). It wasn't until I went
away that I became concerned with the issues of recycling and general
wasting. I think that it is pretty ironic that it is only in this country
that there is such a big compain for recycling and preserving our natural
resources. One thing that I found is a general conception about Americans
is that we waste because we have so much money. i.e. at a fast food joint
in Italy they will only give you one pack of ketchup for a large order of
fries, while here they will give you limitless amounts of ketchup.
Ketchup costs money was what I always heard along with "You spoiled
American". As americans we want everything to be new and shiney and
clean and are disappointed when we do not get these things. In other
poorer countries people are making wonderful useful and beautiful things
out of discarded "Trash". That is why I am so fascinated with Assane Faye
the "recycling entrepreneur" who turns broken, misprinted, and discarded
metal pieces into tin breifcases. In fact these have cought on as trendy
and have attracted the attention of many foriegn clients...i.e. Americans.

MY ISSUE: How can we make the idea of recycled objects "trendy" enough so
that us "spoiled Americans" are more turned on to recycling and
turned off to so much wasting.

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