Tag Archive: waste

Apr 09

Unsustainable Consumerism Part 4: Disposal

After three posts on the materials economy we’ve followed the story of our stuff through extraction, production, distribution, and consumption.  What’s left? Well, what do you think happens to our stuff after we’re done with it?  I mentioned in my last post that 99% of the stuff we purchase gets thrown away within 6 months.  Today …

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Mar 05

Invisible Threat

About every three days it becomes necessary to take out the trash in my roommates’ and my kitchen.  And on this trip down the hall, we take our brown paper grocery bag full of recyclables.  We diligently separate out our plastics, making sure we do our small part to contribute to the recycling movement.  However, …

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