but necropolist you are taking the opposite view of saying 'it's your fault' by claiming 'it's nothing to do with me' - which is patently untrue. As merrick says, in this society you are so cut off from where your material things come from and where your rubbish goes. If you had to buy your cheap t-shirt / expensive Nike trainers from the poor sod who slaved to make it - directly - then would you?
You have so much choice about what you buy. It is not true to say there are only a couple of manufacturers making everything. There are small independent companies making all sorts of things. It is surely everyone's responsibility to find out where their money is going - or else they're behaving like the three wise monkeys. And if you do that you have no compassion for other people??