Good article. I think he covered a number of relevant points very well. In addition to showing a lack of appreciation for goods themselves, waste also demonstrates a lack of appreciation for the people who provided the goods and for those who have to dispose of the debris.
Sadly (separate point), more durable goods would make their way down the economic chain to those for whom repairing them is worthwhile if governments did not prevent these transactions, both internally and internationally.
Except many of those people are in a bad situation because of a lifetime of poor decisions such as not caring about education,not showing up to work on time every day,spending money on alcohol,cigarettes,and entertainment before paying the rent and eating out instead of cooking their own food.