Garbage: A Costly American Addiction

Here's the latest on the Garbology front:

My guest blog post at Forbes "Garbage: A Costly American Addiction," takes a look at the hidden costs of the problem we roll to the curb each week and expect to vanish.

At the Wall Street Journal, my weekend essay is "Grappling with a Garbage Glut." Some very spirited comments have been going up there, too. Here's one observation I think is particularly on target:
What frustrates me about the garbage I produce is that the majority of it, I never wanted in the first place: redundant packaging materials and junk mail. If the environmentalists would shift their focus to guilting manufacturers away from this (instead of promoting the recycling after the fact), I can honestly say, my garbage output would be significantly reduced.