Category: Features

First Law of Thermodynamics

In terms of this physical plane, there are no free lunches. Everything costs something; time, money, energy. Often spending one of these things results in the production of another thing to spend. Work either makes or finds sustenance, which in turn provides the very life energy required to work to find sustenance. It is a cyclical process, one known under many names: the circle of life, the life cycle, the tree of life. 

Plastic part, III

Congratulations fellow eco-enthusiasts, you’ve made it to part three, give yourself a pat on the back for trudging through part two. If you haven’t read either of the predecessors to this addition, you should do so! The two previous articles establish a foundation of understanding this critical final addition: so what can we do about plastic?

Plastic, Part I

When I look around my kitchen, I am met with the array of typical western kitchen tools and accoutrements: Copper pots, stainless steel pans, mismatched metal silverware, wooden slabs, dual purpose spoons, and cabinets. Ceramic plates, cups and cutely sized ramekins. And everywhere in between, is, of course, plastic! 

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