In this essay I explore how assumptions of nature’s Scarcity and Abundance underlie our visions of sustainability, and our prescriptions for action.
Articles: Waste (329)
Gleaning is an ancient tradition, deeply embedded in the agricultural world.
In Montreuil, the Collecterie resource center is fighting waste by recycling trash—and generating jobs.
Individualized recycling is a start but it is not doing nearly enough.
Is eco-business leading us to ecological sustainability?
What if sanitation is not just about the kit? If sanitation solutions cannot be mass-produced at will, like a box of software, what, then, is the alternative?
Hear about an online sharing system where no currency changes hands, and no new materials are used to make more stuff.
It began in Guatemala, and now a South African town is using recycling bottles as building material as part of an inspirational and regenerative campaign against rubbish
My theory of change is that governments are essential to controlling corporate power and that government is strengthened by civic rather than consumer action.
To truly get to zero waste, you'd need to go beyond recycling into reduce and reuse. In South Australia, they’re experimenting with how to take this one step further by adding “avoid” to the top of the waste management hierarchy.