I read the other day

I read the other day in the Utne Reader that the average American produces something on the order of 4.5 pounds of garbage per day. That is truly an incredible number. If the average person weighs in at about 150 pounds, that means that each week we are individually disposing of about 23% of our own weight in garbage. And that would mean that each year, we dispose of 12 times our weight in garbage.
Utne is about to relaunch its Web site to go along with its rebranding and redesign efforts. It will look like this. It’s not bad but they should lose that garbage-colored yellow background.