Great Moments in the History of Trash by WG2wQvOS

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									                Great Moments in the History of Trash
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    Internet information source:
    http://www.ecomaine.org/PDF/history%20of%20trash.pdf

“THE ART OF THE PEDDLER”
   1- Why was there no concept of “trash” in the United States during the 1800’s?




    2- What roll did “peddlers” play in this pre-trash period?




    3- Who were the “swill children”?



“TRASH: THE EARLY DAYS”
   4- In the American Industrial Revolution, and directly after that period, cities and our county’s middle-class
      grew at a rapid rate. What did the concept of “hygiene” have to due particularly with this period?




“MY TRASH / YOUR TREASURE”
  5- During the first few decades of the 1900’s a new type of store/industry was born due to greater
     consumption by the middle and upper classes of American society. Explain…




    6- During the Depression citizens who had money were encouraged to spend it freely. Why?



    7- Explain the differences between “stylistic obsolescence” and “functional obsolescence”




    8- During World War II the government encouraged, sometimes even with actual laws, a consumption policy
       the exact opposite of what it had supported during the Depression. Give three examples from this section.
 “RAMPANT CONSUMERISM TO EARLY RECYCLING”
 9- How were the values of the 1960’s counter-culture (the Hippy crowd) different from that of main stream
    society? (first three paragraphs of this section).




 “TRASH BECOMES BIG BUSINESS”
10-How had trash collection fundamentally changed by the 1980’s?
   (paragraph one of this section)




“THE REGIONAL AND THE PERSONAL”
 11-Sorting trash for recycling used to be an act people did personally for money. What is the new reason?

								
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