This is the magic place where every one of us sends our unwanted waste, this is ‘away’.
I would like us all to stop using the term ‘away’ when talking about rubbish, ” just throw that away.” Nothing is ever going to go ‘away’, it will just ‘be’ somewhere else, somebody else’s problem.
Just as we have a lack of connection to our food so do we have the same disconnection to our waste. The way to address this situation is to start admitting responsibility for our waste and to scrap terms like ‘away’. We send our waste to landfill sites across the world, we would be better remembering that, each time we bin something. It gives us a realistic situation and puts the responsibility back on us.
Just simply refering to a bin as the ‘landfill bin’ instead of a wheelie or green bin, as many people in my region do, you are changing your attitude to it’s purpose. When you start using the term landfill bin it is amazing how your attitude to what you throw away changes, I am less happy to just discard something, just by simply changing the name.