Plastic, I Love You

Plastic, I Love You

I’ve got good news about plastic waste!   Around the world there is now less and less trash. In fact, just by reading this little essay of mine, there will be a little less trash in the world. Hurray! Because, as we all know, the whales and dolphins are...
Jakarta Ho

Jakarta Ho

Ani and I are heading to Jakarta for August 7th. Jakarta is a city of 20 million people. Lots of plastic trash flows out of Jakarta– one of the main reasons Indonesia is the second biggest producer of plastic waste in Asia. Ani and I have been receiving many...
Ani and I

Ani and I

My work sharing ecobricks in Indonesia has been super charged this year through my partnership with Ani Himawati. A movement has been ignited in Jogjakarta which now has a life and unfolding of its own.  Tens of thousands of people, soon to be in the hundreds of...
Recycling:  The Evil Illusion

Recycling: The Evil Illusion

Over the last five years, I’ve been working on the front lines of the struggle with plastic.  I’ve been visiting dump sites and recycling centers around the world to discover for myself what really happens to plastic. In 2015, I took a job at a recycling facility...
Going Patreon, Starting with a Manifesto

Going Patreon, Starting with a Manifesto

Manifesto time!  So, I am starting to use the online site Patreon site to publish my longer reflections.  Patreon not only allows me to share my essays within a dedicated context, but it allows people who resonate to subscribe and thus support the exploration. I am...
Happy Indonesian National Trash Care Day

Happy Indonesian National Trash Care Day

Today is Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional, or “National Trash Care Day”, in Indonesia.  So, Ani and I went sightseeing to the Suwung dump.  Not every tourist to Bali goes here.  But all should.  This is where our “trash” goes– the vast...