Is Personal Activism Futile in the Face of Big Waste?

The Urban Monk

The scrap-material industry, however, was incredibly successful.

Times of poverty and isolation fed the creativity and resourcefulness of Americans.

When you bought a new product, it had multiple uses automatically. Flour sacks were used as material for clothing. Rags could be made into paper. Beef bones were fertilizer. Milk bottles were collected and refilled every week.

What does that mean, though? That the answer is — do whatever you want, because the damage the big guys cause is more than we could ever correct as individuals?


The answer is to change your lifestyle, lead by example, and vote with your dollar.

That is what corporations will listen to.



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