Interesting post on waste from No Man's Blog. It shows how much individuals could help the environent if they knew how easy it is. Yet most of the questions the media asks tend to be about the big, difficult things with no easy answer; like nuclear power, Kyoto and the behaviour of governments. It's easy to do nothing when the conversation manages to shift responsibilty onto someone else.
There are lot's of simple, and painless, things we can do before having to worry about drastic changes. Take Asi's example;If one mobile phone charger per household is left on standby, the energy wasted is enough to provide the electricity needs of 66,000 homes for one year. Or consider that DVD player uses 80% of it's power while on standby. Most people can't afford a wind turbine but they can afford to switch things off whem they're not using them.