Originally Posted by Steve Pavlina
If we were all living at this level consistently, we wouldn't create so much garbage to deal with in the first place. How valuable can something be if we feel the urge to chuck it in a landfill? Maybe the mistake was made somewhere upstream, and the excess garbage is just the downstream manifestation.
Human beings lived quite a number of years without the need for garbage trucks.
As an aside, if everyone acted in accordance with their highest potential wouldn't it be possible that we'd have automated the whole trash-removal thing? Give people a means to destroy or recycle their own garbage and we don't need landfills or trucks anymore. We need to move in that direction anyway because we've got a limited amount of space for our garbage as it is.