The average person in America produces twice as much trash as they did just thirty years ago. The piles and piles pile up. Look at the packaging of a package of Hostess cupcakes. A plastic wrapper and cupcakes nestled in little plastic cocoons. We don't even drink water that isn't packaged anymore. None of this plastic ever disappears. I read that the exfolliating soaps people use have led to trillions and trillions of microscopic-sized pellets in the seas. Plankton consume these pellets. Fish eat plankton. We eat fish. And trillions of microscopic exfolliating plastic pellets enter our food supply.
This is the Biblical Tower of Babel. A mass of hubris spread over the planet. It will bury us.
We are consuming ourselves. Shopito ergo sum.