I photographed this sterile-looking suburban sprawl development near what used to be a friendly little town near Pottstown, Pa., several years ago. The ready avaiability of gasoline, a fossil fuel, helps spread such development, while, at the same time, inner city and walkable neighborhoods fall itno disarray. Sprawl destroys and degrades wildlife habitat and also pollutes the air with foul emissions and noise.
Now, what happens to the bags of garbage left at curbside by the folks who live in places like this? Gee, doesn’t it just disappear? This NY Times article looks at a study looking into the real path of our garbage.