“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


My daughter went on a field trip to some local wetlands on Friday. The staff there had a pretty informative handout that contained some information on the biodegradability of various objects. I didn't realize, for instance, that an aluminum can might take from 200 to 500 years to biodegrade.

This led me to wonder whether I needed to update my information on biodegradables. Does anyone know of the most recent figures on standard household objects and industrial products (of any kind) such as Styrofoam?

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claus said...

Would this be helpful?


Timothy Morton said...

It would claus! Thank you!