Sunday, January 17, 2016

Resources and Waste

In this endeavor to reach “zero waste” I intend to stretch, change, and learn yet be practical. I’m not a monk and do not expect the rest of my family, or you the reader, to be such either.


Zero waste does not mean zero resource use. To achieve zero resource use would mean not to be born in the first place (and I’ll probably write a post about this subject later in this series). Rather zero waste is to use resources wisely to accomplish a reasonable objective -- using only what is really needed.


The resources I’ll focus on in the pursuit of zero waste are:
  1. Matter (material)
  2. Energy
  3. Time
  4. Space
  5. Money
  6. Environment/Health/Life


Caveat: What I share here is the best I have been able to find/do based on my own research and testing. I’ll include reference links to support my conclusions as much as I can. Yet getting to the truth of a subject is very, very challenging. What we think to be true one day, often turns out to be incomplete or even wrong the next. We are all on a voyage of discovery as we drill deeper into the fractal patterns of life and our spaceship earth hurtles through the universe.

In other words, your mileage may vary. :-)

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