Sunday, October 14, 2007

Zero Waste

Many people have been thinking about what we can do as a species to stop destroying the very world we depend on. Some say "consume less" or "recycle". Underlying all of this is unspoken behaviors of extraction and waste. All systems should take inputs that are renewable with outputs that are fully utilized as an input to another system. If one system's output is noxious and cannot be fully utilized then that system should be shut down. Period. The ultimate objective should be to create a system that leaves the system's environment better, richer, more diverse than how it was found. Others have said this much more thoroughly than I...

Discarding the Idea of Waste: The Need for a Zero Waste Policy Now
Humans are the only species on the planet that don't live by zero waste principles. Zero waste is a "call to action" that aims to bring an end to the current "take, make and waste" mentality of human society.

No comments: