Val, that is certainly true, because our planet is NOT growing to accomodate a relentlessly growing human population and its relentlessly growing economy. That is why there is so much pollution, because the Earth cannot absorb it all, so it's bulding up in the soil, in the air and especially in the ocean where 5 huge garbage patches are swirling tons of plastic trash just below the surface because it takes so long for plastic to disintegrate. But the corporate CEOs cannot afford to recycle because then they could not pay themselves 6 figure salaries. So, how much pollution can the Earth survive until the CEOs all come to their senses and realize there is something more important than money?!