Incedius420 Post time: 2014-9-2 19:58
Using less paper products does not help the environment. Paper pulp comes from tree farms. Using l ...
There's an argument for packaging more goods in plain brown paper, which could afterwards be composted. "Cradle to cradle" is a good book on this kind of thing, challenging received wisdom on recycling. Most important thing is for industry to separate organic and non organic waste. Paper and wood waste can be burned for energy and their ashes used as fertiliser, but if they are treated with toxic chemicals for instance heavy metals, disposal becomes a bigger problem.
I don't drive, don't drop litter and live frugally using the minimum of electricity. I'm taking a break from organic farming this year, so city life is strange for me. I've started composting and growing a few vegetables on my terrace.
mixamixa Post time: 2014-9-2 12:30
Are you telling me that an average Chinese person cares about the environment or any of the things ...
Environmentalism, like romanticism originated as a reaction against industrialisation, in the most industrialised countries. Judge people by what they do, not what they say."Flight behaviour" by Barbara Kingsolver, suggests that the social groups in the USA most inclined to deny climate change (rural, working class), actually live more environmentally friendly lives than many environmentalists. China's per capita CO2 emissions are still low by western standards.
I see lots of rubbish being collected and sorted for recycling here. Despite the rapid pace of building development, and the high population density there still seems to be a lot of forest in China.
We use solar energy for hot water, rude bikes, walk to the shops when we can, use solar lights t night, we raise ducks and chickens, a full herd and fruit and vegetables garden, short showers, only use nor water when needed, and drive a small car