“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

Friday, November 4, 2011

Zero Waste and OOO

Candace Anderson's talk at the Philosophy and Waste conference has brought to my mind the deep affinities between OOO and the Zero Waste movement. Recycling is a form of materialism embodied: you melt an object into its material (undermining). This takes energy and can create more problems than it solves. Zero waste by contrast prefers form and function over material.

Instead of melting the object into a flow and sending that flow elsewhere, why not reuse it?

More on this very soon.

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