Rethinking Recycling

The Times reported that some companies in Australia and some parts of the U.S. are using plastic, glass and waste toner as road material…Of course, we don’t know the actual impact of this material….does it leach chemicals that we don’t want in the water, etc….but of course, asphalt is hardly benign road material….. Make energy […]

Recycling is a Design Issue

Wow, that is a great statement. The Waste Management Sustainability Forum really drives this point home. The problems associated with plastics are not so much an issue of chemistry as poor design. We design plastics without thought to their recyclability…and then we compound this problem by designing packaging that is hard to recycle due to […]