I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie worldLife in plastic, it's fantastic!"Barbie Girl" lyrics by Aqua, 1997 it really is a world of plastic in case we still haven't noticed. but we still know so little about it. most of us would (at the most conscientious level) turn a plastic packaging around to look for [...]
again and again as i read life cycle impact reports a common theme emerges. when you want to know whether a product is harmful for the environment, it all depends.Tweet it depend on what? it depends on what environmental impact you are talking about Is it climate change? Is it water consumption/ degradation? Is it [...]
so much plastic in our lives. what can we do about it?
Two recent incidents are connected in this blog. first, i placed an order for 2021 journals, three little notebooks: two made from "cow-dung and cotton rags" and one described more humbly as "recycled". second, a friend called and he spoke about some people who had started (yet another) "environmental" product. i could not help telling [...]
what happens to products after we finish with them? did you ever think about it? i used to be thoughtless as i ran through new phones and electronic gadgets every other year, often making cringe-worthy statements like "the only consumer product i consume a lot of are electronic products". i never thought about what happened [...]
Almost all of us have seen the chasing arrow symbol, three arrows bending into each other and that universally imply the product is "recyclable". But is it really? How do these products get sorted? Who sorts the products and where? At what cost? These are the questions that an eye-opening documentary from PBS explores. More [...]