Touching the Industrial Cosmos

Touching the Industrial Cosmos

“This evening, working the line in the recycling factory, the sheer grey, mind-blowing monotony propelled me into a dark metaphysical moment that will haunt me for the rest of my life.” Author’s note: I recently discovered on my hard drive some...
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...
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...
Recycling: The Evil Illusion

Recycling: The Evil Illusion

Yes, “Evil” is a strong word– especially for a seemingly banal and even benevolent activity that we all aspire to participate in. However, after several years of working closely with waste, up-cycling and recycling, I have serious doubts about...