Living on the Gulf Coast during the oil disaster really drove home to me just how apathetic people are. Even as the ocean was dying, they were screaming about how we needed to keep drilling and how important "jobs" were. Never once thinking that their jobs wouldn't mean shit if our oceans are dead.
I've been recycling every bit I can for years, even carrying soda cans and bits of paper from work home so I can recycle it. Then I go to a local restaurant here (La Madeline) and they're serving all their dine-in guests in Styrofoam. I asked to see the manager and asked her why they were doing this. She said she got tired of replacing glasses when they got broken. She was very dismissive when I said I thought that was irresponsible. Only after I called their corporate office did they stop using Styrofoam for dine-in's. I look at me saving scraps of paper and shopping at thrift stores so that I can reuse, and then I see corporations doing shit like this and I think what's the use!