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...
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...
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...