The Sundance Channel’s new environmental program, The Green, has several very interesting episodes available for view online. Look at this list and see if you see what I do:
- Crapshoot: The Gamble with Our Wastes – dangerous sewer toxicity
- Waste = Food – planning true recycling of waste from the moment of manufacture
- A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash – when oil fields go dry
I see diapers.
Sewer Waste? I have seen lately how many people are flushing petro-chemical wastes down the toilet in the name of eco-diapers. What does this add to the toxic load of our wastewater treatment systems?
Waste = Food. To make diapers truly sustainable, everything left after the working life of a diaper needs to become food for another process.
Crude. I continually wonder why people are willing to use plastic, a product that originates as crude oil, to do a job that renewable resources do perfectly well.