The other day, my brother asked me about a proposal for a new recycling program in our city of Ottawa, Canada. Is enhancing current recycling the best way to go ‘greener’?
Theoretical inspiration from the Three Body Problem.
Stuck at home, Ani and I have found ourselves consuming more plastic than usual. I couldn’t help but wonder though, what role is plastic playing exactly in these crazy pandemic times? After all, a look at the history of pandemics shows a pattern of waste accumulation compounding already challenging situations.
For me its been a moment of some despair: I can palpably sense the shift in attention of the world from climate and environmental concern. Of course, it is understandable. But there’s deeper dynamics going on I feel; the ground is shifting under our feet.