A world without waste

Beatriz Perez, Cranfield University.

18 Jun 2018 -

 

 

 

A world without waste

It is said that when ideas are presented in threes, they are more memorable. I hope it is right.

#BasicElements… "The WATER has spread through the AIR dreadful news to the EARTH: the ocean is full of waste".

This has proven that:

• THE PAST system (resource-transformation-waste) is FAILING as encompassed:
Single use OBJECTS. Non-recyclable MATERIALS and Toxic COMPOUNDS.

• THE PRESENT needs CHANGES, so to achieve a seriously #Sustainable development which, guaranteeing PROFIT, respects all PEOPLE and the whole PLANET.

• THE FUTURE system (resource-transformation-resource) is not about neglecting, throwing away and buying but about CARING, REPAIRING and BORROWING.

Please, remember:

#We are…
-BODY
use care products that don’t have micro-plastics
-MIND 
come up with ideas to share, reuse or recycle the product
-SOUL
contemplate and be grateful to Mother Earth

In all the #StagesofLife : 
- TEENS
Give them the day they are born routine objects that last forever (set of cutlery, a toothbrush with replaceable brush, a washable bottle…)
- WORKERS
live the present and take time to cook, calm to plan your purchases and attention to grab that cloth bag.
- OLDIES
Recall your traditional objects and help us bringing them back today (metal cups, cloth tissue, vegetable sponge)

#SchoolofThoughts work to…
- SCIENCE: identify poisonous subtances, discover synthesis routes for compostable materials, improve recycling technologies.
- HUMANITIES: compose, draw, play, express, craft, pray for a world without waste.
- SOCIAL: enforce laws to forbid avoidable plastics, create markets to foster recycling, punish those polluting.

 

 About the author: 

I am Beatriz Perez from Cordoba (Spain). I have done both a bachelor and the first year of a Master in Agrifood Engineering at University of Cordoba. I am completing second year through a double degree programme consisting in a Master in Energy from Waste at Cranfield University (UK).


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