I agree with Aileen and BBH! I hate the way society has changed too! All the 'must have the latest' as soon as it comes out no matter the cost and the sheer waste that entails! Not only technology, but everything! When I hear of people queueing all night for the latest gadget, even although they've a perfectly good one already, it makes me sick! Where does all that plastic end up? Buried in the Earth somewhere no doubt! That can't be good! So selfish!
I agree, but unfortunately we live in an instant, must-have era, so therefore many of us have to appease our selfishness and to hell with everything else. One day though the worm will turn, and then there'll be tears. I only hope I won't be around to see it.
As for biodegradable plastic - forget it, because all that happens here is that the micro-organisms involved in the decomposition process are simply turning it into carbon dioxide, yet people are conned into thinking that it's 'safe'.