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Nowadays, we are living in a throw-away society. What are its causes and what are its problems?

Nowadays, we are living in a throw-away society. What are its causes and what are its problems?


[shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]Environmentalists today are campaigning for “reduce, recycle and re-use” in a bid to
save the world, but we as a nation, have adopted “replace” as our mantra. This and
many other factors are leading to a throwaway society, and there are many problems
being caused by this which I shall discuss in this essay.

The reasons for our becoming a throwaway society are manifold. Firstly, in a quest for
better living standards, we wish to own the latest equipments and gadgets. Once new
things are acquired, we dispose-off these “unwanted” things to second hand shops or
just in the trash cans.

Secondly, the markets today are flooded with cheap, single-use-only things that are
more in demand than high priced quality items. Our houses and closets seem to be
overflowing with goods that are more in quantity and less in value. Finally, there is too
much packaging done by the companies in a bid to make their things more attractive.

The effects of this trend are also manifold. Pollution and filling up of the landfill sites
by non biodegradable material is a great cause of concern. Global warming is taking up
mammoth dimensions and unless we do something about it, our earth will become
uninhabitable very soon.

To add to it, there is intense competition and rivalry among the affluent for becoming
society’s trend setters. This tendency has played havoc on the middle-class strata.
People are working long arduous hours to earn more and more money so that they
can keep up with Joneses and Smiths or else lose face. This is creating stress among
people and people are losing social and moral values.

To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, the current abundance of choice
coupled with the ease with which things are discarded as soon as they lose their
newness has given rise to a throwaway society which is having a detrimental effect on
the individuals and society. 

Nowadays, we are living in a throw-away society. What are its causes and

Nowadays, we are living in a throw-away society. What are its causes and

Nowadays, we are living in a throw-away society. What are its causes and

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