Paul Hawken, the noted U.S. author, entrepreneur and social critic, has estimated that the sum of all substances required to support one American for a year, including water used that is no longer available for reuse, totals nearly a million pounds—or roughly 109 truckloads for a family of four. And do we recycle those million pounds of resources? Not likely—Americans discard 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour and enough steel and iron to continuously supply all of the country’s automakers.Hmm .. this makes me wanna mosey over to KFC, buy a bucket .. and throw chicken bones out the window. That'll grow new chickens, right?
Sunday, July 31
Spotted in the Journal of Industrial Ecology (an MIT publication):